Table 1

Demographic data

n%MeanSD
Age7310041.299.76
Gender
 Male3142
 Female4258
Marital status
 Single1014
 In relationship2027
 Married4055
 Separated11
 Divorced23
 Years’ experience7310017.979.33
Education
 High school11
 College912
 University6386
Past psychiatric history
 No3142
 Yes4258
Perceived work stress731006.511.72
Perceived organisational support731006.332.26
Alcohol
 Yes6285
 No1115
Weekly units of alcohol62858.859.16
 Male274410.267.36
 Female35567.7710.30
COVID-19-related
Job more stressful
 Longer hours4258
 Covering for unwell colleagues45
 Covering for laid off colleagues00
 More demand for stories4359
 Other1926
 None1115
Tested for COVID-19
 Yes, positive11
 Yes, negative57
 Yes, do not want to disclose00
 Yes, TBD34
 No6488
Colleagues died from COVID-19
 Yes23
 No7197
Reported directly on COVID-19
 Yes5474
 No1926
Offered therapy/counselling since outbreak
 Yes3852
 No3548
  • Note: n=73 when not indicated; TBD, to be determined; A unit of alcohol is defined as a regular-size bottle of beer, a glass of wine, or a shot of spirits. Fourteen units of alcohol per week for men and 9 units for women were considered the upper limits of acceptable weekly intake.24