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Table 5 Attitudes and perceptions of frontline health workers to Ebola virus disease

From: Using a mHealth tutorial application to change knowledge and attitude of frontline health workers to Ebola virus disease in Nigeria: a before-and-after study

Question Responses Pre-EAT no. (%) Post-EAT no. (%)
How fearful are you of EVD? Not fearful 13 (6) 2 (1)
Undecided 10 (5) 96 (47)
Fearful 180 (89) 105 (52)
Ebola can be prevented by avoiding handshakes and touching others during the epidemic Agree 169 (83) 187 (92)
Not sure 10 (5) 1 (0)
Disagree 24 (12) 15 (7)
Ebola patients should be allowed to associate with family members Agree 36 (18) 19 (9)
Not sure 13 (6) 2 (1)
Disagree 154 (76) 182 (90)
EVD is a spiritual attack Agree 27 (13) 4 (2)
Not sure 15 (7) 16 (8)
Disagree 161 (79) 183 (90)
Antibiotics can cure EVD Agree 42 (21) 18 (9)
Not sure 30 (15) 26 (13)
Disagree 131 (65) 159 (78)
EVD can be prevented by avoiding touching or eating bush meat Agree 115 (57) 129 (64)
Not sure 14 (7) 13 (6)
Disagree 74 (36) 61 (30)
Washing the remains of deceased EVD patients causes no harm Agree 46 (23) 32 (16)
Not sure 21 (10) 11 (5)
Disagree 136 (67) 160 (79)
  1. EAT Ebola awareness tutorial, EVD Ebola virus disease