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Table 3 Knowledge, perception and practice of safety measures among health care workers (N = 811)

From: Capacity development and safety measures for health care workers exposed to COVID-19 in Bangladesh

Safety measure indicators n Percent
Do you agree that your hospital has a sufficient supply of PPE?
 Strongly agree 56 6.9
 Agree 384 47.3
 Disagree 286 35.3
 Strongly disagree 85 10.5
Do all health care staff receive PPE?
 Yes 402 49.6
 No 409 50.4
When do you currently change your PPE?
 After attending a patient 119 14.7
 After every roster 446 85.3
Where do you live now?
 At my residence, but in a separate room 274 33.8
 At government/authority-designated accommodation 259 31.9
 With family 278 34.3
What do you do immediately when you return from hospital duty to your accommodation/residence?
 Wash hands 49 6.0
 Take a shower 84 10.4
 Both 675 83.2
 None 3 0.4
Duty roster
 Every day 270 33.3
 7 days 322 39.7
 10 days 184 22.7
 14 days 35 4.3
After completion of your scheduled duty shift, do you undergo institutional quarantine for 14 days?
 Yes 286 35.3
 No 397 49.0
 Yes, but less than 14 days 128 15.7
When do you test for SARS-CoV-2?a   
 At the start of your duty 31 3.8
 When you are on duty 50 6.2
 After completion of your duty 283 34.9
 Do not test for SARS-CoV-2 484 59.7
If you are exhausted treating the COVID-19 patients, what are the reasons? a
 Work overload 405 49.9
 Panic 270 33.3
 Lack of PPEs 275 33.9
 Social disbelief 145 17.9
 Not exhausted 215 26.5
What is the possibility of you getting COVID-19 infection?   
 Low 76 9.3
 Moderate 269 33.2
 High 466 57.5
Many health care workers have already been infected with COVID-19. In your opinion, what might be the reasons?a
 Late diagnosis of COVID-19 patients 565 69.7
 Longer duty hours 156 19.2
 Sub-optimal adherence to prevention measures 217 26.8
 Working in high-risk departments 236 29.1
 Inadequate training on prevention measures 272 33.5
 All of the above 384 47.3
  1. Note: a multiple responses were allowed