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Table 5 Predictors of stigma (impact scale) among the studied health care providers, Egypt (2020)

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

Variable Unadjusted linear regression Adjusted linear regression
(R2 = 0.19)
ß 95% CI P value ß 95% CI P value
Age (< 30 years) 1.31 0.62–1.99 < 0.001 1.05 0.41–1.69 0.001
Gender (female) − 0.59 − 1.34–0.16 0.12 − 0.71 − 1.40 to − 0.01 0.046
Occupation (doctors) − 0.28 − 1.06–0.49 0.46    
Years of experience (< 4 years) 1.31 0.61-–1.99 < 0.001    
Primarily work in ED, ICU, or infectious diseases dep. (yes) 0.81 0.11–1.52 0.02 1.05 0.40–1.70 0.002
Experience in working during a previous pandemic (no) − 0.45 − 1.33–0.42 0.30    
Availability of institutional psychological/mental health support (no) 0.55 − 0.27–1.38 0.189    
Personal perception of COVID-19 (severe disease) 0.70 − 0.18–1.58 0.12    
Worry from contracting COVID-19 at work (severe worry) 1.66 0.95–2.37 < 0.001 0.79 0.11–1.47 0.024
Knowledge score − 0.48 − 0.86 to − 0.11 0.01 − 0.29 − 0.63–0.06 0.100
Discrimination intent score − 0.05 − 0.13–0.026 0.187    
Internalized shame scale 0.78 0.61–0.94 < 0.001 0.74 0.57–0.91 < 0.001
  1. ED emergency department, ICU intensive care unit, COVID-19 coronavirus disease-2019
  2. Bold values: statistically significant at P value < 0.05