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Table 3 Discrimination intent and stigma (impact and internalized shame scales) among the studied health care providers, Egypt (2020)

From: Worry from contracting COVID-19 infection and its stigma among Egyptian health care providers

 Scale Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
Discrimination intent scale
Willing to work with COVID-19 patients 88 (15.6) 120 (21.2) 85 (15.0) 260(46.0) 12 (2.1)
Willing to provide same care as other patients 75 (13.3) 114 (20.2) 83 (14.7) 279 (49.4) 14 (2.5)
Willing to do physical exam of COVID-19 patient as other patients 85 (15.0) 126 (22.3) 73 (12.9) 271 (48.0) 10 (1.8)
Willing to interact same as other patients 91 (16.1) 113 (20.0) 78 (13.8) 269 (47.6) 14 (2.5)
Mean ± SD (range) 12.04 ± 4.42 (4.00-20.00)
The perceived stigma using impact scale: Since announcement of COVID-19 cases in Egypt
Suffering discrimination or stigma outside work due to working in COVID-19-related field. 69 (12.2) 186 (32.9) 80 (14.2) 207 (36.6) 23 (4.1)
Friends decreased their contact with you since you started working with COVID-19 patients or its related field. 105 (18.6) 214 (37.9) 87 (15.4) 144 (25.5) 15 (2.7)
People move away from you at social functions when hearing that you work with COVID-19 patients or its related field. 54 (9.6) 164 (29.0) 94 (16.6) 228 (40.4) 25 (4.4)
Unhappiness of family due to working with COVID-19 patients or its related field. 54 (9.6) 124 (21.9) 80 (14.2) 262 (46.4) 45 (8.0)
Suffering discrimination or stigma from other staff at the hospital due to the work with COVID-19 patients or its related field. 134 (23.7) 256 (45.3) 81 (14.3) 86 (15.2) 8 (1.4)
Mean ± SD (range) 13.90 ± 4.18 (5.00–20.00)
Internalized shame scale
If you worked with COVID-19 patients, you would feel embarrassed to tell other people about it. 161 (28.5) 226 (40.0) 61 (10.8) 104 (18.4) 13 (2.3)
If you worked with COVID-19 patients, you would wish that you could change your job so that you would never have to deal with COVID-19 patients. 136 (24.1) 226 (40.0) 81 (14.3) 103 (18.2) 19 (3.4)
Mean ± SD (range) 4.62 ± 1.97 (2.00–10.00)
  1. COVID-19 coronavirus disease-2019, SD standard deviation