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Table 2 Work-related characteristics of the studied population

From: Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms among nursing staff who provided direct care to COVID-19 patients: a cross-sectional study

Work-related characteristics COVID-dealing nursing staff (n = 51) Non-COVID-dealing nursing staff (n = 51) P-value
Unit of practice, n (%)
 ICU 17 (33.3) 8 (15.7)  < 0.001*
 Isolation zone 32 (62.7) 3 (5.9)
 Inpatient non-ICU 0 (0) 28 (54.9)
 ER isolation zone 0 (0) 5 (9.8)
 Intermediate care 0 (0) 5 (9.8)
 Operation room 2 (3.9) 0 (0)
 Clinics 0 (0) 2 (3.9)
Years of experience, n (%)
  < 2 years 11 (21.6) 16 (31.4) 0.270
 3–8 years 30 (58.8) 20 (39.2)
 9–14 years 4 (7.8) 6 (11.8)
  > 15 years 6 (11.8) 9 (17.6)
Employment status, n (%)
 Full time 50 (98) 47 (92.2) 0.169
 Part time 1 (2) 4 (7.8)
Work hours per week, n (%)
 36 h 3 (6) 11 (21.6) 0.017*
 48 h 29 (57) 22 (43.1)
 60 h 13 (25) 8 (15.7)
 72 h 5 (10) 3 (5.9)
 84 h 1 (2) 7 (13.7)
Frequent short breaks, n (%)
 No 22 (43.1) 17 (33.3) 0.415
 Yes 29 (56.9) 34 (66.7)
Providing appropriate work wear, n (%)
 No 16 (31.4) 19 (37.3) 0.677
 Yes 35 (68.6) 32 (62.7)
Adequate training, n (%)
 Inadequate 12 (23.5) 13 (25.5) 1.00
 Adequate 39 (76.5) 38 (74.5)
Organization support and compensation, n (%)
 Inadequate 37 (72.5) 37 (72.5) 1.00
 Adequate 14 (27.5%) 14 (27.5%)
Time off work, n (%)
 Inadequate 29 (56.9) 27 (52.9) 0.842
 Adequate 22 (43.1) 24 (47.1)
  1. P-values are based on the chi-square test. Statistical significance at P ≤ 0.05
  2. ICU intensive care unit, ER emergency room