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Table 6 Items of the COPENAQ

From: The COVID-19 patients' educational needs assessment questionnaire (COPENAQ): development and psychometrics

Subscale No Item Not important at all Slightly important Moderately important Very important Extremely important
Disease recognition and treatment follow-up 1 What symptoms may be associated with my disease?      
2 What complications can happen to me following my disease?      
3 What should I do if the disease symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath, headache) worsen?      
4 In what circumstances should I refer to a doctor/hospital again?      
5 How is the disease transmitted to those around me?      
Prevention of infection transmission 6 How should I isolate myself to prevent the disease transmission to my family members?      
7 How long is the minimum isolation period after discharge?      
8 When should I definitely wash or sanitize my hands?      
9 What is the exact method of handwashing to kill germs and viruses and how long should it be?      
10 Which hand sanitizer is better for washing or sanitizing my hands?      
11 When and how should I use gloves?      
12 When should I use a face mask?      
13 What kind of mask should I use?      
14 How should I use a face mask?      
15 What can I do to prevent the disease transmission in shared spaces of the house (e.g., bathroom, toilet)?      
16 What should I do to prevent the disease transmission when coughing and sneezing?      
17 What should I do to disinfect my resting place?      
Medication regimen 18 How should I take my medications?      
19 When should I take my medications?      
20 What is the reason for prescribing each of my medications?      
21 What are the adverse effects of my medications and what should I do when they occur?      
22 What should I do if I miss a dose of my medication?      
Psychological and physiological needs 23 What foods should I consume and what foods should I avoid?      
24 Do I need to take certain dietary supplements (e.g. vitamins or multivitamins)?      
25 How should I prepare the food I want to consume?      
26 How should I deal with problems affecting my diet (e.g., nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, pain)?      
27 How much should I rest during the day?      
28 When can I return to work?      
29 Does the treatment of this disease require any specific activity restrictions?      
30 What should I do if I do not get regular sleep?      
31 How can I control my restlessness and anxiety?      
32 What can I do to overcome the sense of nostalgia during the isolation period?      
33 How can I avoid aggression?      
34 When can I have sex after discharge?      
35 What important health points should I stick to in my sexual relationship?      
36 Is my sexual partner (my spouse) at risk of contracting the disease through sexual intercourse?