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Table 3 Perceived barriers to COVID-19 preventive measures in public hospitals in Wollega Zones, 2020 (N = 404)

From: Healthcare workers’ compliance and its potential determinants to prevent COVID-19 in public hospitals in Western Ethiopia

Variables SDA, n(%) DA, n(%) US, n(%) A, n(%) SA, n(%)
Inadequate supplies of appropriate PPE (including required standard) 15(3.7) 40(9.9) 13(3.2) 135(33.4) 201(49.8)
Lack of provision of adequate ventilation 27(6.7) 41(10.1) 22(5.4) 154(38.1) 160(39.6)
Inadequate supportive medications 22(5.4) 45(11.1) 20(5.0) 180(44.6) 137(33.9)
Poor access to hand washing facilities and surface decontamination supplies 35(8.7) 58(14.4) 24(5.9) 160(39.6) 127(31.4)
Guidelines (absence, unclear, impractical or not constant) 19(4.7) 61(15.1) 40(9.9) 159(39.4) 125(30.9)
Staff shortage which increases workload 26(6.4) 48(11.9) 36(8.9) 132(32.7) 162(40.1)
Instability/conflicts in the area 31(7.7) 63(15.6) 63(15.6) 125(30.9) 122(30.2)
Lack of updated information 27(6.7) 69(17.1) 42(10.4) 147(36.4) 119(29.5)
Lack of adequate training 27(6.7) 54(13.4) 22(5.4) 129(31.9) 172(42.6)
Lack of sufficient room/space to isolate patients 37(9.2) 32(7.9) 29(7.2) 142(35.1) 164(40.6)
Communication gap with higher health officials 34(8.4) 78(19.3) 58(14.4) 125(30.9) 109(27.0)
Uncooperative community 22(5.4) 44(10.9) 36(8.9) 173(42.8) 129(31.9)
Limited knowledge of healthcare workers 27(6.7) 108(26.7) 62(15.3) 125(30.9) 82(20.3)
Healthcare workers’ belief/fear of infecting themselves 23(5.7) 53(13.1) 40(9.9) 158(39.1) 130(32.2)
  1. SDA Strongly disagree, DA Disagree, US Unsure, A Agree, SA Strongly agree