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2020 Nov 19

Disaster Med Public Health Prep

Symptoms associated with personal protective equipment among frontline healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Çağlar A, Kaçer İ, Hacımustafaoğlu M, Öztürk B, Öztürk K
Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2020 Nov 19:1-15.
PMID: 33208212.


Personal protective equipment (PPE) use is frequently construed as inconvenient and disturbing by healthcare professionals (HCPs). We hypothesized that new-onset symptoms among HCPs may be associated with extended use of PPE and aimed to investigate risk factors related with new-onset symptoms. In addition, the effects of new-onset symptoms on working performance were evaluated.