Table 3

Associations of knowledge, access to protective equipment and test, exposure to test, work organisation and management with fear of transmitting infection from work to the private sphere or to clients during work among eldercare personnel*

Fear of infectionFear of transmission from work to the private sphereFear of transmitting infections to clients during work
PR95% CIPR95% CIPR95% CI
Insecurity about guidelines concerning contact with clients/patients who are…
Infected†0.960.81 to to 1.280.930.82 to 1.06
Potentially infected†1.120.96 to 1.310.960.85 to to 1.28
Not infected†1.140.97 to 1.351.191.07 to 1.321.090.97 to 1.23
Exposure to infection, access to test and personal protective equipment (PPE)
Exposure to infection
 Yes1.611.33 to 1.941.401.22 to 1.611.301.13 to 1.49
 Do not know1.431.26 to 1.611.281.16 to 1.401.231.12 to 1.34
Lack of PPE†1.090.96 to 1.241.671.06 to to 1.29
Access to test
 No1.201.03 to 1.421.201.07 to 1.361.191.06 to 1.34
 Do not know1.181.03 to 1.381.120.997 to to 1.22
 I do not take care of a critical function1.000.42 to 2.371.220.73 to to 1.89
Communication and trust in workplace
Clear communication of guidelines‡1.181.02 to 1.361.080.97 to to 1.36
Feel secure regarding organisation and planning of my work‡0.740.63 to 0.860.900.79 to 1.010.810.72 to 0.91
My workplace is well prepared to perform work tasks‡0.730.63 to 0.850.760.68 to 0.860.910.81 to 1.03
The workplace pays attention to vulnerable employees§0.950.83 to to to 1.14
  • All associations are expressed as prevalence ratios (PRs) with their 95% CIs.

  • *Adjusted for sociodemographic factors (sex, age, job title and region) and all other independent variables related to COVID-19 risk management.

  • †Reference group consisted of ‘Yes, but the problem is solved’, ‘No’ and ‘Do not know’.

  • ‡Reference group consisted of ’Totally/partly disagree’ and ‘Do not know’.

  • §Reference group consisted of 'To some degree', ‘To a small degree’, ‘Not at all’ and ‘Do not know’.