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Table 2 Variations in knowledge about COVID-19 among health workers by region

From: Healthworker preparedness for COVID-19 management and implementation experiences: a mixed methods study in Uganda’s refugee-hosting districts

  Central (n = 171) (%) P value West Nile (n = 69) (%) P value South Western (n = 35) (%) P value Northern (n = 95) (%) P value Total (n = 370) (%)
I know the symptoms of COVID-19 93 0.1455 97 0.0084 97 0.6618 97 0.4066 95
I am aware there are behavioral risk factors for COVID-19 transmission 93 0.3499 97 0.4742 94 0.6033 91 0.5072 93
I am aware COVID-19 mortality is heightened if patient has other 94 1.0000 94 0.2155 86 0.8262 90 0.5314 92
I know which patient needs to be tested for COVID 86 0.4090 88 0.5702 91 0.2311 94 0.1474 89
I am aware there are behavioral risk factors for COVID-19 progression 91 0.3189 87 0.8102 89 0.7200 83 0.1969 88
I am sure of what PPE to use in the fight against COVID 84 0.3021 80 0.8170 97 0.8635 92 0.1185 86
I am aware that there are demographic risk groups for COVID-19 transmission 86 0.5419 74 0.2031 80 0.0690 84 0.8163 83
I feel confident that I know detailed clinical information about COVID-19 87 0.3782 68 0.0791 85 0.6583 83 0.8204 82
I am aware that there are demographic risk groups for COVID-19 mortality 83 0.4101 75 0.3514 77 0.6776 78 0.6665 80
I know there are some myths about causes and prevention of 80 0.5988 78 1.0000 80 0.7874 72 0.2172 78
I know there are some falsehoods about causes, prevention and treatment of COVID-19 84 0.0356* 62 0.0161* 74 0.7947 72 0.4213 76
I know our hospital’s criteria for admission 68 0.0900 79 0.4811 77 0.7965 84 0.0639 75
I understand the terminology of the virus causing COVID-19 78 0.3175 67 0.2337 86 0.1226 67 0.1730 74
I know there are some myths about causes, prevention and treatment of COVID-19 78 0.3175 74 1.0000 63 0.1673 70 0.4329 74
I fell I am ready to manage COVID as a health care worker 70 0.8152 58 0.0763 77 0.3323 74 0.3432 69
I’m comfortable with the case definition of COVID in use in Uganda 70 0.4882 59 0.2024 83 0.0553 58 0.1009 67
I understand the type of testing necessary for COVID 68 0.6475 68 0.7490 54 0.1612 67 0.8543 66
I know how to properly don and doff the full PPE for COVID care 64 1.0000 57 0.2732 82 0.0349* 65 0.8562 64
I am aware of the treatment options for COVID-19 68 0.0083* 43 0.0486* 57 0.9106 43 0.0236* 56
I have a good understanding of the pathophysiology of COVID-19 62 0.1272 39 0.0154 71 0.0723 46 0.1172 55
I know well how to administer appropriate levels of oxygen for COVID patients 47 0.0090* 35 0.2260 34 0.2648 44 0.1179 42
If I need to intubate a patient, I understand the recommendations around NIPPV and protective gear 41 0.2770 29 0.2816 49 0.3655 41 0.8602 38
I know the criteria for intubation of COVIDF patients 39 0.5072 27 0.1577 34 0.2089 35 0.5902 35