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Table 2 Psychological distress/poor social support among contacts and survivors of Ebola Virus Disease and relations, Lagos, Nigeria – 2014 (n = 117)

From: An evaluation of psychological distress and social support of survivors and contacts of Ebola virus disease infection and their relatives in Lagos, Nigeria: a cross sectional study − 2014

Psychological distress Survivors Contacts Relations Total
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Not been able to concentrate on what you are doing 4 (100.0) 33 (35.5) 8 (40.0) 45 (38.5)
Lost much sleep over worry 3 (75.0) 31 (33.3) 5 (25.0) 39 (33.3)
Been feeling unhappy or depressed 2 (50.0) 25 (26.9) 7 (35.0) 34 (29.0)
Felt constantly under strain 1 (25.0) 24 (25.8) 8 (40.0) 33 (28.2)
Not been able to enjoy your normal day to day activities 1 (25.0) 20 (21.5) 9 (45.0) 30 (25.6)
Not been feeling reasonable happy 1 (25.0) 16 (17.2) 7 (35.0) 24 (20.5)
Felt you are not playing a useful part in things 1 (25.0) 11 (11.8) 3 (15.0) 15 (12.8)
Been losing confidence in your self 0 (0.0) 7 (7.5) 2 (10.0) 9 (7.7)
Felt incapable of making decisions 2 (50.0) 5 (5.4) 2 (10.0) 9 (7.7)
Been able to face up to your problems 1 (25.0) 8 (8.6) 0 (0.0) 9 (7.7)
Felt you couldn’t overcome your difficulties 0 (0.0) 5 (5.4) 2 (10.0) 7 (6.0)
Been thinking of yourself as worthless 0 (0.0) 4 (4.3) 3 (15.0) 7 (6.0)
Social Support     
Can count on less than 3 people for help for serious problem 0 (0.0) 17 (18.3) 5 (25.0) 22 (18.8)
Difficult getting help from neighbors if you need it 1 (25.0) 11 (11.2) 4 (20.0) 16 (14.5)
People show little or no concern in what you are doing 0 (0.0) 6 (6.5) 2 (10.0) 8 (6.8)