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Table 3 Questions regarding the life after discharge following hospitalization for COVID-19

From: Changes in patients’ outlook, behaviors, and attitudes toward COVID-19 after hospitalization and their experiences of discrimination and harassment

  All 1st wave 2nd wave
N n (%) N n (%) N n (%)
After discharge, did you follow the recommendations issued by the health care center on recuperation at home? (Yes) 26 25 (96.2) 16 16 (100.0) 10 9 (90.0)
Did you experience any discrimination or harassment? (Yes) 26 6 (23.1) 16 2 (12.5) 10 4 (40.0)
After discharge, did your family, colleagues, and friends treat you in the same manner as before hospitalization? (Yes) 26 25 (96.2) 16 16 (100.0) 10 9 (90.0)
Did you experience discrimination or receive unreasonable treatment from people around you? (Yes) 26 2 (7.7) 16 0 (0.0) 10 2 (20.0)
After discharge, did you think that you could have been sufficiently treated at home without being hospitalized? (Yes) 25 6 (24.0) 16 4 (25.0) 9 2 (22.2)
Do you pay more attention to managing your health since you were discharged than before this hospitalization? (Yes) 26 25 (96.2) 16 15 (93.8) 10 10 (100.0)
Did this hospitalization change your lifestyle? (Yes) 25 20 (80.0) 15 10 (66.7) 10 10 (100.0)
Do you think that you would have given more consideration to your life or people around you if you had known that you had been infected before this hospitalization? (Yes) 23 6 (26.1) 13 3 (23.1) 10 3 (30.0)
Do you practice preventive measures against infection, such as social and physical distancing, more diligently since being discharged? (Yes) 25 25 (100.0) 15 15 (100.0) 10 10 (100.0)
Do you now think that you will be more willing to take a sick leave in the future if you feel sick? (Yes) 24 19 (79.2) 14 9 (64.3) 10 10 (100.0)