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Table 2 Frequency of anxiety, depression, and stress symptoms in the 118 participants

From: Psychological demands of health professionals in the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic

  Med. Adm GS χ2 (df) p value
F (%) F (%) F (%)
Depression (DASS-21)
 Asymptomatic 44 (83.9) 21 (87.5) 22 (62.9)   
  Mild 09 (16.1) 03 (12.5) 08 (22.9) 21.1 (4) 0.36
  Moderate - - 04 (11.4)
  Severe - - 01 (2.8)
Anxiety (DASS-21)
 Asymptomatic 33 (55.9) 10 (41.7) 10 (28.6)   
  Mild 17 (28.8) 11 (45.8) 18 (51.4) 88.6 (4) 0.55
  Moderate 07 (11.9) 02 (8.3) 05 (14.3)
  Severe 02 (3,4) 01 (4.2) 02 (5.7)
Stress (DASS-21)
 Asymptomatic 12 (20.3) 04 (16.7) 14 (40.0)   
  Mild 21 (35.6) 08 (33.3) 15 (42.9) 1.32 (4) 0.05a
  Moderate 26 (44.1) 12 (50.0) 06 (17.1)
  1. Note: Med. members of the medical team, Adm administrative staff, GS general service workers, DASS-21 depression, anxiety, and stress scale
  2. F frequency, χ2 Chi-square, df degree of freedom, p value (Chi-square test)
  3. aSignificant at 95%