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Table 3 Emergency medicine provider wellness survey responses - COVID specific questions

From: Prospective study of emergency medicine provider wellness across ten academic and community hospitals during the initial surge of the COVID-19 pandemic

Question:
“yes” responses No. (%)
Week 1a
No. = 113
Week 2
No. = 88b
Week 3
No. = 75b
Week 4
No. = 65b
p-value±
all wks
p-value±
wk 1 v. 4
Provider Type: Physician 84 (74) 64 (73) 57 (76) 49 (75)
Provider Type: APP 29 (26) 24 (27) 18 (24) 16 (25)   
I am concerned about my personal safety and/or the safety of family and dependents due to COVID-19 this week. 96 (85) 66 (75) 48 (64) 40 (61) 0.001 < 0.001
 Physician 73 (87) 46 (72) 37 (65) 31 (63)   
 APP 23 (79) 20 (83) 11 (61) 9 (56)   
My basic self-care (sleep, hygiene, nutrition, exercise) has been impacted this week. 75 (66) 48 (55) 32 (43) 21 (32) < 0.001 < 0.001
 Physician 58 (69) 37 (58) 25 (44) 13 (27)   
 APP 17 (59) 11 (46) 7 (39) 8 (50)   
The ability to care for my children, dependents, and/or pets has been impacted this week. 32 (29) 20 (23) 12 (16) 13 (20) 0.22 0.21
 Physician 24 (29) 18 (28) 11 (19) 12 (25)   
 APP 8 (29) 2 (8) 1 (6) 1 (6)   
I have experienced stress, anxiety, or fear due to COVID19 this week. 94 (83) 64 (73) 54 (72) 43 (66) 0.06 0.009
 Physician 70 (83) 46 (72) 43 (75) 33 (67)   
 APP 24 (83) 18 (75) 11 (61) 10 (63)   
I have experienced strain on my relationships due to COVID-19 this week. 57 (51) 42 (48) 33 (44) 23 (35) 0.26 0.05
 Physician 44 (52) 31 (48) 27 (48) 19 (39)   
 APP 13 (45) 11 (46) 6 (33) 4 (25)   
I have experienced personal illness or illness of a loved one this week. 23 (20) 15 (17) 8 (11) 7 (11) 0.20 0.10
 Physician 15 (18) 12 (19) 6 (11) 4 (8)   
 APP 8 (28) 3 (13) 2 (11) 3 (19)   
I have experienced additional work responsibilities or hours due to COVID-19 this week. 67 (59) 43 (49) 29 (39) 22 (34) 0.004 0.001
 Physician 52 (62) 36 (56) 23 (40) 18 (37)   
 APP 15 (52) 7 (29) 6 (33) 4 (25)   
I have experienced loss of academic/scholarly productivity due to COVID-19 this week. 43 (38) 27 (31) 17 (23) 18 (28) 0.14 0.16
 Physician 40 (48) 27 (42) 17 (30) 16 (33)   
 APP 3 (10) 2 (13)   
I have experienced feelings of isolation due to COVID-19 this week. 64 (57) 54 (61) 46 (61) 42 (65) 0.75 0.30
 Physician 49 (58) 39 (61) 36 (63) 32 (65)   
 APP 15 (52) 15 (63) 10 (56) 10 (63)   
I feel supported by my leadership. 100 (89) 82 (93) 74 (99) 64 (98) 0.01 0.02
 Physician 72 (86) 58 (91) 56 (98) 48 (98)   
 APP 28 (97) 24 (100) 18 (100) 16 (100)   
  1. aWeek 1 (3/30–4/6/20); Week 2 (4/7–4/12/20); Week 3 (4/13–4/20/20); Week 4 (4/21–4/27/20)
  2. bTotal No. of respondents completing survey questions. Frequency of missing responses was 5 in week 2, 1 in week 2, and 1 in week 4
  3. ±P-values determined by either Chi-squared or Fisher’s Exact where appropriate