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Table 3 Intended behavior associated with worry and the degree of worry about the A/H1N1 influenza pandemic.

From: General hospital staff worries, perceived sufficiency of information and associated psychological distress during the A/H1N1 influenza pandemic

   Do you worry about the new A/H1N1 influenza pandemic? Degree of worry
   Yes (N = 266) No (N = 203) p-value mean ± SD p-value d 4
Restriction of Social Contacts
(I have restricted my social contacts because my work environment is considered "dangerous")
Yes 27 (10.2%) 4 (2.0%) < 0.00051 6.1 ± 1.9 < 0.00052 0.917
  No 239 (89.8%) 199 (98.0%)   4.1 ± 2.2   
Isolation
(I feel that my family members and friends avoid contacts with me, because I work in a "high-risk" environment)
Yes 14 (5.3%) 4 (2.0%) 0.051 5.6 ± 2.2 0.0162 0.636
  No 252 (94.7%) 199 (98.0%)   4.2 ± 2.2   
Intended work avoidance
(Lately I have been so concerned about the A/H1N1 influenza that I would take a leave to avoid going to work)
Yes 18 (6.8%) 2 (1.0%) 0.0031 6.1 ± 2.3 < 0.00052 0.952
  No 248 (93.2%) 201 (99.0%)   4.0 ± 2.2   
Sense of Duty (mean ± SD)
(In an emergency situation due to the A/H1N1 influenza pandemic, how possible would it be to avoid your duties?) (1 = highly possible, 9 = not at all possible)
  5.4 ± 2.8 6.4 ± 2.7 < 0.00052 -0.1563 0.001 0.315
  1. 1, chi-square tests; 2, two-tailed t-tests; 3, Pearson correlation; 4, Cohen's d as effect size