Table 2

Medical work and the COVID-19 pandemic

VariablesTotal
N=531
(100.0%)
With symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder, n=209 (39.3%)Without symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder, n=322 (60.6%)P value*
n (%) (95% CI)
Fears
Having presented symptoms204 (38.4)
(34.2 to 42.7)
104 (49.7)
(42.7 to 56.7)
100 (31.0)
(26.1 to 36.4)
<0.001
Reaching morbidity and mortality rates similar to China488 (91.9)
(89.1 to 94.0)
199 (95,2)
(91.3 to 97.6)
289 (89.7)
(85.7 to 92.7)
0.024
Consulting health services as a patient437 (82.3)
(78.7 to 85.4)
191 (91.3)
(86.7 to 94.8)
246 (76.4)
(71.3 to 80.8)
<0.001
Catching the virus at work508 (95.6)
(93.4 to 97.1)
204 (97.6)
(94.5 to 99.2)
304 (94.4)
(91.1 to 96.5)
0.07
Taking the virus home503 (94.7)
(92.3 to 96.4)
206 (98.5)
(95.8 to 99.7)
297 (92.2)
(88.6 to 94.8)
0.001
Being an asymptomatic carrier318 (59.8)
(55.5 to 64.0)
119 (56.9)
(49.9 to 63.7)
199 (61.8)
(56.2 to 67.0)
0.26
Family fear of taking the virus home429 (80.7)
(77.1 to 84.0)
178 (85.1)
(79.6 to 89.6)
251 (77.9)
(72.9 to 82.2)
0.02
Perceptions
Reliable government information32 (6.0)
(4.2 to 8.4)
6 (2.8)
(1.0 to 6.1)
26 (8.0)
(5.4 to 11.7)
0.01
Sufficient diagnostic tests28 (5.2)
(3.6 to 7.6)
6 (2.8)
(1.0 to 6.1)
22 (6.8)
(4.4 to 10.3)
0.04
Sufficient government measures120 (22.6)
(19.1 to 26.4)
34 (16.2)
(11.5 to 21.9)
86 (26.7)
(22.0 to 31.9)
0.004
Compliance with preventive measures by the community16 (3.0)
(1.7 to 4.9)
4 (1.9)
(0.5 to 4.8)
12 (3.7)
(2.0 to 6.5)
0.23
Sufficient health personnel50 (9.4)
(7.1 to 12.3)
16 (7.6)
(4.4 to 12.1)
34 (10.5)
(7.5 to 14.5)
0.26
Satisfied working as a physician392 (73.8)
(69.8 to 77.4)
137 (65.5)
(58.6 to 71.9)
255 (79.1)
(74.2 to 83.4)
<0.001
Feeling protected by the state or employer122 (22.9)
(19.5 to 26.8)
36 (17.2)
(12.3 to 23.0)
86 (26.7)
(22.0 to 31.9)
0.01
Contribution to the prevention of COVID-19468 (88.1)
(85.0 to 90.7)
188 (89.9)
(85.0 to 93.6)
280 (86.9)
(82.6 to 90.3)
0.29
Anguished about going to work the next day384 (72.3)
(68.2 to 76.0)
185 (88.5)
(83.4 to 92.5)
199 (61.8)
(56.2 to 67.0)
<0.001
Consider quitting job to protect family members259 (48.7)
(44.4 to 53.1)
146 (69.8)
(63.1 to 75.9)
113 (35.0)
(29.9 to 40.6)
<0.001
Disappointment at work305 (57.4)
(53.1 to 61.6)
153 (73.2)
(66.6 to 79.0)
152 (47.2)
(41.6 to 52.8)
<0.001
Social discrimination for working as a general practitioner207 (38.9)
(34.8 to 43.2)
106 (50.7)
(43.7 to 57.6)
101 (31.3)
(26.4 to 36.7)
<0.001
Live with people at high risk of severe COVID-19306 (57.6)
(53.2 to 61.8)
132 (63.1)
(56.2 to 69.7)
174 (54.0)
(48.4 to 59.5)
0.03
Consider moving out of the house to protect family members360 (67.8)
(63.6 to 71.7)
161 (77.0)
(70.7 to 82.5)
199 (61.8)
(56.2 to 67.0)
<0.001
Nightmares about COVID-19174 (32.7)
(28.8 to 36.9)
106 (50.7)
(43.7 to 57.6)
68 (21.1)
(16.8 to 26.0)
<0.001
Stressed since the beginning of the pandemic406 (76.4)
(72.5 to 79.9)
202 (96.6)
(93.2 to 98.6)
204 (63.3)
(57.8 to 68.5)
<0.001
Anguished since the beginning of the pandemic122 (22.9)
(19.5 to 26.8)
82 (39.2)
(32.5 to 46.2)
40 (12.4)
(9.1 to 16.6)
<0.001
  • Source: Own elaboration.

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