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Table 5 Variations in HCW knowledge by health facility type

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

  Public (n = 297) (%) P value Private Not for Profit (n = 73) (%) P value Total (n = 370) (%)
I know the symptoms of COVID-19 95 1.0000 96 0.7162 95
I am aware there are behavioral risk factors for COVID-19 transmission 93 1.0000 94 0.7573 93
I am aware COVID-19 mortality is heightened if patient has other 92 1.0000 96 0.2316 92
I know which patient needs to be tested for COVID 87 0.4281 96 0.0669 89
I am aware there are behavioral risk factors for COVID-19 progression 87 0.6976 90 0.6271 88
I am sure of what PPE to use in the fight against COVID 85 0.7152 94 0.0469* 86
I am aware that there are demographic risk groups for COVID-19 transmission 81 0.5033 89 0.2019 83
I feel confident that I know detailed clinical information about COVID-19 81 0.7409 86 0.4099 82
I am aware that there are demographic risk groups for COVID-19 mortality 78 0.5280 88 0.1094 80
I know there are some myths about causes and prevention 78 1.0000 75 0.5752 78
I know there are some falsehoods about causes, prevention and treatment of COVID-19 76 1.0000 75 0.8554 76
I know our hospital’s criteria for admission 75 1.0000 77 0.7175 75
I understand the terminology of the virus causing COVID-19 72 0.5629 81 0.2064 74
I know there are some myths about causes, prevention and treatment of COVID-19 73 0.7712 76 0.7210 74
I fell I am ready to manage COVID as a health care worker 67 0.5820 79 0.0868 69
I’m comfortable with the case definition of COVID in use in Uganda 69 0.6280 57 0.1012 67
I understand the type of testing necessary for COVID 65 0.8115 72 0.3197 66
I know how to properly don and doff the full PPE for COVID care 61 0.4816 79 0.0132* 64
I am aware of the treatment options for COVID-19 57 0.8193 53 0.6378 56
I have a good understanding of the pathophysiology of COVID-19 55 1.0000 54 0.8755 55
I know well how to administer appropriate levels of oxygen for COVID patients 42 1.0000 41 0.8744 42
If I need to intubate a patient, I understand the recommendations around NIPPV and protective gear 40 0.6418 30 0.1954 38
I know the criteria for intubation of COVID patients 38 0.4791 26 0.1370 35