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Table 2 Stepwise linear regression analysis showing predictors of stress among the participants

From: Predictors of stress among a sample of Egyptian healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Predictors of stress Beta t sig
Assigning me to new tasks outside my specialization and experiences 0.267 2.92 0.004
The lack of a clear protocol for how to deal with positive cases 0.04 0.41 0.68
The lack of a clear protocol for how to deal with suspected or undiagnosed cases 0.08 0.90 0.37
Insufficient training on how to wear and take off self-protective clothing 0.05 0.53 0.60
Unavailability of personal protective equipment − 0.03 − 0.03 0.76
Stress due to dealing with critical situations − 0.04 − 0.45 0.65
Stress due to an increased workload − 0.02 − 0.22 0.83
Fear of infection with the virus from sick people 0.04 0.44 0.66
Fear of transmitting the infection to my family and those close to me − 0.02 − 0.21 0.84