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28 June 2021: Clinical Research

Factors Influencing Nurses’ Work Interruption in Wuhan Isolation Wards During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Xiao-Juan Zhou 1AEF , Yuan-Yuan Dang 2BC , Xia Wang 3BC , Wen-Zhang Yang 1CD , Wei Lu 1DF , Jian-Hua Zhang 1EF*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.929851

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e929851

Table 2 Work interruption and negative experiences among nurses (n=160).

Negative experienceFrequency of work interruption (%)Frequency of negative experiences (%)The scores of frequency (χ̄±S)The scores of severity (χ̄±S)The scores of distress (χ̄±S)
Nausea16 (10.00)85 (53.13)0.68±0.730.71±0.830.56±0.71
Vomiting15 (9.38)22 (13.75)0.15±0.390.21±0.550.22±0.56
Dizziness8 (5.00)99 (61.88)0.85±0.780.83±0.820.59±0.68
Headache19 (11.88)136 (85.00)1.23±0.741.19±0.801.09±0.92
Palpitation14 (8.75)103 (63.75)0.86±0.780.87±0.860.74±0.83
Shortness of breath13 (8.13)104 (64.38)0.98±0.900.88±0.850.76±0.81
Difficulty breathing17 (10.63)115 (71.88)1.03±0.850.98±0.831.01±1.81
Hypoglycemia9 (5.63)24 (15.00)0.16±0.380.18±0.450.24±0.58
Fatigue6 (3.75)94 (58.75)0.85±0.880.80±0.840.66±0.78
Fall down2 (1.25)3 (1.88)0.02±0.140.03±0.190.13±0.46
Biological Occupational exposure18 (11.25)26 (16.25)0.17±0.370.21±0.490.49±0.96
Data are shown as a number or percentage. The frequency of negative experiences means the total number of nurses who had at least one negative experience. The negative experiences were within the previous one-week period.

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