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Table 2 Thirteen-question tool adapted from Caregiver Strain Index (CSI)

From: The psychological impact on an orthopaedic outpatient setting in the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study

  No. of positive responses in:
Total Group 1 Group 2
1. Sleep is disturbed 18 14 4
2. Work has been inconvenient 37 30 7
3. It is a physical strain
(e.g. donning gown and N95 masks, avoid wearing uniform in public)
33 26 7
4. It is confining (e.g. restricts free time, turned down social gatherings) 45 31 15
5. There have been family adjustments (e.g. reduced meetups, self-isolation) 41 28 13
6. There have been changes in personal plans
(e.g. unable to go on leave or vacation, had to turn down another job)
45 30 15
7. There have been other demands on my time (e.g. caring for family members) 26 23 3
8. There have been emotional adjustments 29 25 4
9. Some patients’ behavior is upsetting (e.g. facing stigma) 44 28 16
10. It is upsetting to find that patients’ behavior has changed so much from before 37 24 13
11. There have been work adjustments
(e.g. change in job scope, reduced interaction with colleagues)
46 31 15
12. It is a financial strain to me
(e.g. accommodation fees incurred from self-isolation)
13 12 1
13. Feeling completely overwhelmed
(e.g. because I worry about something or concerns about how I will manage)
26 22 4