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Table 2 Responses of health-care workers to concern statements with the Covid-19 in Saudi Arabia

From: Perception and attitude of healthcare workers in Saudi Arabia with regard to Covid-19 pandemic and potential associated predictors

  Agree/ Strongly Agree n (%) Disagree/ Strongly Disagree n (%)
A. Self-satisfaction domain
 1. I feel unsafe working at my workplace. 406 48.1 438 51.9
 2. I feel anxious while working with a febrile patient. 533 63.2 311 36.8
 3. I feel at risk to contract a Covid-19 infection at work. 639 75.7 205 24.3
 4. I feel obliged to care for a Covid-19 -infected patient. 519 61.5 325 38.5
 5. I feel hopeless I might eventually get a Covid-19 at work. 388 46.0 456 54.0
 6. I feel threatened if one of my colleagues contracted Covid-19 . 590 69.9 254 30.1
 7. If I get Covid-19, I don’t feel confident an employee will care for me? 227 26.9 617 73.1
B. Social status-related domain
 1. I feel that I should limit my social activities due to Covid-19 . 808 95.7 36 4.3
 2. I feel I will transmit Covid-19 to my family members. 492 58.3 352 41.7
 3. I feel that my family members avoid me since I work in hospital. 219 25.9 625 74.1
 4. I feel I should avoid leaving my home due to Covid-19 . 582 69.0 262 31.0
 5. I feel my family will not look after me if I was infected. 142 16.8 702 83.2
 6. I don’t feel confident telling my family and friends if I was infected. 139 16.5 705 83.5
C. Workplace-related domain
 1. I feel that my institution didn’t support me during the Covid-19 crisis. 164 19.4 680 80.6
 2. I feel that my institution is losing control of the Covid-19 crisis. 103 12.2 741 87.8
 3. I feel overwhelmed with the new Covid-19 regulations. 459 54.4 385 45.6
 4. I feel Covid-19 crisis increased my workload. 338 40.0 506 60.0
 5. I feel that the increase in workload was not meet with proper staffing. 333 39.5 511 60.5
 6. I feel absence from work reduces the chance of getting Covid-19 . 542 64.2 302 35.8
 7. In case I had Covid-19, I feel ashamed telling my manager/colleagues. 56 6.6 788 93.4
 8. I feel I should change my current job due to Covid-19 crisis. 77 9.1 767 90.9
D. Infection control-related domain
 1. I am not confident with the current infection control measures. 243 28.8 601 71.2
 2. I don’t feel proper infection control training has been offered to me. 229 27.1 615 72.9
 3. I don’t feel an infection specialist is accessible to respond to my concerns. 188 22.3 656 77.7
 4. I don’t feel there is Covid-19 outbreak plan set at my area. 604 71.6 240 28.4
 5. I don’t feel safe at work when I use the standard precautions. 234 27.7 610 72.3
E. Government-related domain
 1. I feel the government should restrict travel from /to areas of disease. 799 94.7 45 5.3
 2. I feel the government should isolate Covid-19 cases in special hospitals 784 92.9 60 7.1
 3. I feel government should avoid inviting expatriates from infected areas. 640 75.8 204 24.2
 4. I feel schools and shopping markets need to be closed to control Covid-19. 717 85.0 127 15.0
 5. I don’t feel Covid-19 has been highlighted and discussed efficiently in media. 200 23.7 644 76.3
 6. I feel safe that government implemented the curfew and the movement restriction periods. 790 93.6 54 6.4
  1. Abbreviation: Covid-19 coronavirus disease 2019