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Table 3 Group analysis of program demands—pre-care

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

  Med. Adm GS Total
59 (50%) 24 (20.3%) 35 (29.7%) N = 118
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Group 1—vulnerability situation
 Fear of getting infected Yes 36 (30.5) 12 (10.2) 21 (30.4) 69 (58.5)
  No 23 (19.5) 12 (10.2) 14 (28.6) 49 (41.5)
 Fear of infecting a relative or friend Yes 49 (41.5) 19 (16.1) 24 (20.3) 92 (78)
  No 10 (8.5) 5 (4.2) 11 (9.3) 26 (22)
Group 2—organizational support
 The person felt was supported by the institution Yes 22 (18.6) 10 (8.5) 7 (5.9) 39 (33.1)
  No 37 (31.4) 14 (11.9) 28 (29.7) 79 (66.9)
Group 3 (access to information)
 Need for further information to avoid getting infected Yes 10 (8.5) 5 (4.2) 5 (4.2) 20 (16.9)
  No 49 (41.5) 19 (16.1) 30 (25.4) 98 (83.1)
 Need for further information for prevention Yes 3 (2.5) 5 (4.2) 3 (2.5) 11 (9.3)
  No 56 (47.5) 19 (16.1) 32 (27.1) 107 (90.7)
Group 4—psychological reactions
 Difficulties in calming down Yes 20 (16.9) 3 (2.5) 2 (1.7) 25 (21.2)
  No 39 (33.1) 21 (17.8) 33 (28) 93 (78.8)
 Feeling panic Yes 5 (4.2) - - 5 (4.2)
  No 54 (45.8) 24(20.3) 35 (29.7) 113 (95.8)
 Difficulties in thinking positive Yes 6 (5.1) 2(1.7) 2 (1.7) 10 (8.5)
  No 53 (44.9) 22 (18.6) 33 (28) 108 (91.5)
 Fear of losing control Yes 8 (6.8) 1 (0.8) - 9 (7.6)
  No 51 (43.2) 23 (19.5) 35 (29.7) 109 (92.4)
 Shivering Yes 4 (3.4) - - 4 (3.4)
  No 55 (46.6) 24 (20.3) 35 (29.7) 114 (96.6)
 Depressed or discouraged Yes 7 (5.9) - 2 (22.2) 9 (7.6)
  No 52 (44.1) 24 (20.3) 33 (30.3) 109 (92.4)
 Feeling emotional and crying easily Yes 11 (9.3) 6 (5.1) 2 (1.7) 19 (16.1)
  No 48 (40.7) 18 (15.3) 33 (28) 99 (83.9)
 Angry/introspective or nervous Yes 13 (11) 3 (2.5) 4 (3.4) 20 (16.9)
  No 46 (39) 21 (17.8) 31 (26.3) 98 (83.1)
Group 5—cognitive aspects
 Difficulties in making decisions Yes 7 (5.9) 1 (0.8) 1 (0.8) 9 (7.6)
  No 52 (44.1) 23 (19.5) 34 (28.8) 109 (92.4)
 Difficulties in concentrating Yes 19 (16.1) 4 (3.4) 2 (1.7) 25 (21.2)
  No 40 (33.9) 20 (16.9) 33 (28) 93 (78.8)
  1. Note: Med members of medical team, Adm administrative staff, GS general service workers