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Table 3 Variations in perceived knowledge about COVID-19 among HCWs by facility level

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

  Referral Hospital (%) P value General Hospital (%) P value HC IV (%) P value Total (%)
I know the symptoms of COVID-19 96 0.5914 97 0.4684 90 0.1531 95
I am aware there are behavioral risk factors for COVID-19 transmission 91 0.3966 94 0.7617 98 0.1801 93
I am aware COVID-19 mortality is heightened if patient has other conditions 95 0.1824 91 0.7798 80 0.007* 92
I know which patient needs to be tested for COVID 89 1.000 91 0.6201 84 0.3052 89
I am aware there are behavioral risk factors for COVID-19 progression 88 1.000 84 0.3569 90 0.6836 88
I am sure of what PPE to use in the fight against COVID-19 86 1.000 80 0.1979 88 0.7031 86
I am aware that there are demographic risk groups for COVID-19 transmission 84 0.762 77 0.2315 78 0.3886 83
I feel confident that I know detailed clinical information about COVID-19 87 0.126 68 0.0077* 78 0.4986 82
I am aware that there are demographic risk groups for COVID-19 mortality 81 0.776 76 0.4493 80 1.000 80
I know there are some myths about causes and prevention of COVID-19 78 1.000 73 0.3616 78 1.000 78
I know there are some falsehoods about causes, prevention and treatment of COVID-19 80 0.280 61 0.0092* 78 0.7577 76
I know our hospital’s criteria for admission 81 0.107 78 0.5935 63 0.0740 75
I understand the terminology of the virus causing COVID-19 76 0.603 62 0.0406* 69 0.4575 74
I know there are some myths about causes, prevention and treatment of COVID-19 76 0.603 70 0.4885 71 0.6549 74
I fell I am ready to manage COVID as a health care worker 76 0.080 53 0.0095* 64 0.4801 69
I’m comfortable with the case definition of COVID in use in Uganda 68 0.810 58 0.1471 65 0.7805 67
I understand the type of testing necessary for COVID 68 0.632 64 0.7471 58 0.2707 66
I know how to properly don and doff the full PPE for COVID care 63 0.814 53 0.0824 65 0.8911 64
I am aware of the treatment options for COVID-19 62 0.169 36 0.0022* 58 0.7913 56
I have a good understanding of the pathophysiology of COVID-19 57 0.649 40 0.0215* 59 0.5973 55
I know well how to administer appropriate levels of oxygen for COVID patients 51 0.041* 31 0.0859 37 0.5052 42
If I need to intubate a patient, I understand the recommendations around NIPPV and protective gear 43 0.248 30 0.2039 38 1.0000 38
I know the criteria for intubation of COVID-19 patients 43 0.062 26 0.1445 25 0.1652 35