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Table 3 Total Task Load score and GHQ score according to different qualitative variables

From: Covid-19 effects on the workload of Iranian healthcare workers

Variables Total Task Load score GHQ score
Age category (year), (n = 495)
 20–30 (n = 201) 66.46 ± 18.16 6.10 ± 2.01
 31–40 (n = 195) 68.96 ± 18.57 6.49 ± 2.11
 41–50 (n = 87) 70.26 ± 15.38 6.49 ± 1.55
 > 50 (n = 12) 66.75 ± 17.71 7.41 ± 0.51
P- value 0.32* < 0.001**a
Marital (n = 495)
 Single (n = 176) 66.79 ± 17.52 5.98 ± 1.93
 Married (n = 319) 68.31 ± 18.09 6.56 ± 1.96
P- value 0.744* 0.002**
Job (n = 495)
 Nurse (n = 326) 71 ± 16.13 6.43 ± 1.89
 Doctor (n = 43) 56.35 ± 20.45 6.67 ± 1.98
 Health expert (n = 15) 69.40 ± 8.85 6.73 ± 2.46
 Health assistant (n = 37) 58.96 ± 15.28 5.62 ± 2.21
 Lab/radiology (n = 14) 65.66 ± 20.41 6.78 ± 2.26
 Other (n = 60) 66.82 ± 22.11 6 ± 1.93
P- value < 0.001**a 0.076*
Marital Status
 Single(n = 176) 66.79 ± 17.52 5.98 ± 1.93
 Married(n = 319) 68.31 ± 18.09 6.56 ± 1.96
P- value 0.744*** 0.002***
Experience (year)
 1–5(n = 207) 66.97 ± 18.61 6.04 ± 2.04
 6–10(n = 84) 68.97 ± 17.36 6.63 ± 1.96
 11–15(n = 99) 69.54 ± 14.73 6.31 ± 2.14
 16–20(n = 49) 72.18 ± 18.02 6.55 ± 1.55
 > 20(n = 56) 65 ± 20.30 7.05 ± 1.48
P- value 0.240* 0.006*a
Type of employment
 Contractual(n = 57) 66.83 ± 18.25 6.91 ± 1.70
 Permanent(n = 184) 69 ± 17.89 6.68 ± 1.84
 Employment contracts(n = 126) 70.51 ± 18.40 6.15 ± 1.96
 Temporary contracts(n = 128) 65.07 ± 16.87 5.86 ± 2.15
P- value 0.081* < 0.001**a
Shift working
 Rotational(n = 333) 70.58 ± 17.13 6.39 ± 1.99
 Night(n = 12) 75.22 ± 15.88 6.58 ± 1.44
 Morning(n = 150) 61.50 ± 17.95 6.26 ± 1.96
P- value < 0.001*a 0.741*
Education
 Doctoral degree and higher(n = 18) 68.15 ± 14.41 6.72 ± 2.27
 Master (n = 67) 68.93 ± 16.8 5.67 ± 2.36
 Basic Sciences (n = 348) 70.17 ± 16.23 6.40 ± 1.89
 Diploma (n = 62) 55.76 ± 23.34 6.77 ± 1.74
P- value < 0.001**a 0.008*a
Ward of work
 ICU(n = 50) 73.68 ± 16.22 6.50 ± 1.48
 Operating room(n = 26) 82.32 ± 10.31 6.88 ± 1.17
 Laboratory(n = 20) 69.11 ± 16.38 6.15 ± 1.72
 Emergency(n = 85) 71.88 ± 16.38 6.83 ± 1.69
 Corona center (n = 58) 71.56 ± 17.40 6.25 ± 1.91
 Radiology(n = 18) 66.76 ± 16.98 7.33 ± 1.57
 Health center(n = 187) 63.94 ± 17.36 5.90 ± 2.25
 Other(n = 51) 60.70 ± 20.82 6.88 ± 2
P- value < 0.001*a < 0.001**a
Governmental workplace
 Yes(n = 413) 68.52 ± 17.89 6.47 ± 1.88
 No(n−42) 66.11 ± 17.75 5.80 ± 2.30
P- value 0.265*** 0.015***
Facing with COVID- 19 patients at workplace
 Yes(n = 415) 69.28 ± 17.50 6.52 ± 1.84
 No(n = 80) 62.11 ± 18.68 5.53 ± 2.39
P- value 0.001*** 0.001***
Interest in job
 Yes(n = 391) 67.11 ± 18.27 6.46 ± 1.99
 No(n = 104) 61.93 ± 15.83 5.99 ± 1.85
P- value 0.015*** 0.031***
  1. Values are expressed as means ± SD
  2. *P < 0.05 was considered as significant using One-way ANOVA test (F test). a. Post hoc with LSD test
  3. **P < 0.05 was considered as significant using One-way ANOVA test (Welch test), a. Post hoc with LSD test
  4. **P < 0.05 was considered as significant using Independent t-test for comparison between the two groups
  5. Abbreviation: NASA-TLX NASA Task Load Index, GHQ General health Questionnaire