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Table 2 Practices and perceptions of healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic (N=283)

From: Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on psychological health of a sample of the health care workers in the western region of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Sl. No. Attitude/practice-related characteristics Frequency (%)
1. Did you stop working if you experienced symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 infection?(Out of 132)
 Yes 76 (57.6)
 No 56 (42.4)
2. What did you do after you developed symptoms suggestive of COVID-19? (multiple responses)
 Voluntarily self-quarantined only 82 (68.3)
 My institution told me to stay at home 22 (18.3)
 My institution told me to keep working 24 (20.0)
 I voluntarily kept working 12 (10.0)
3. How easy was it to get tested for COVID-19 in your respective settings?
 Easy 189 (66.7)
 Not easy nor difficult 62 (21.9)
 Difficult 32 (11.3)
4. What is your current perception towards COVID-19 as a disease?
 Milder infection 69 (24.4)
 Moderate disease 129 (45.6)
 Severe disease 85 (30.0)
5. Have you had any specific training related to the COVID-19 pandemic?
 Yes 159 (56.2)
 No 124 (43.8)
6. If you received any training related to the COVID-19 pandemic, do you feel the training was sufficient?(out of 159)
 Yes 61 (38.4)
 No 98 (61.6)
7. Did you receive appropriate guidelines on updated procedures related to personal safety to follow at work?
 Yes 227 (80.2)
 No 56 (19.8)
8. Did your institution provide you adequate PPE (personal protective equipment)?
 Yes 201(71.0)
 No 82(29.0)
9. Extent to which you agree with the statement: Healthcare workers have unconditional obligations to work, even when the risks to themselves are great
 Strongly agree 50 (17.7)
 Agree 58 (20.6)
 Somewhat agree 44 (15.7)
 Neither agree nor disagree 35 (12.4)
 Somewhat agree 20 (7.7)
 Disagree 37 (13.1)
 Strongly disagree 39 (13.8)
10. Has your institution made psychological or mental health support available to you?
 Yes 119 (42.0)
 No 164 (58.0)
11. Did you experience a moment whereby you had to make a prioritizing decision about vital issues (ICU admission, intubation, etc.) due to shortage of medical supplies?
 Yes 47 (16.6)
 No 150 (53.0)
 Not applicable 86 (13.4)
12. Are you feeling to get pushed beyond your training?
 Yes 117 (41.3)
 No 166 (58.7)
13. Work have negative impact on QoL because of COVID-19
 Yes 80 (28.3)
 No 203 (71.7)
14. Work impacting household activities because of COVID-19
 Yes 234 (82.7)
 No 49 (17.3)