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Table 5 Section 5: Post-lockdown

From: Patients’ perceptions of orthodontic treatment experiences during COVID-19: a cross-sectional study

Question Response Number % Frequency
I am extremely pleased with the restrictive protocols at the clinic because of the pandemic Strongly agree 71 46.10%
Agree 53 34.42%
Neutral 19 12.34%
Disagree 5 3.25%
Unanswered 6 3.90%
I think that the telephone screening and the pre-clinical appointment screening is an effective tool to prevent the spread of infection Strongly agree 58 37.66%
Agree 47 30.52%
Neutral 33 21.43%
Disagree 5 3.25%
Strongly disagree 4 2.60%
Unanswered 7 4.55%
Pre-testing the patients for COVID 19 sign and symptoms (temperature) is very essential prior to the treatment during the pandemic Strongly agree 80 51.9%
Agree 46 29.9%
Neutral 17 11.0%
Disagree 3 1.9%
Strongly disagree 3 1.9%
  Unanswered 5 3.2%
Pre-testing the staff and orthodontists is very essential during the pandemic Strongly agree 88 57.1%
Agree 43 27.9%
Neutral 12 7.8%
Disagree 1 0.6%
Strongly disagree 4 2.6%
Unanswered 6 3.9%
I prefer my orthodontist to: Wear full PPE without the N-95 mask 15 9.7%
N-95 mask should be enough with eye cover 22 14.3%
I personally do not care 34 22.1%
Full PPE with the N-95 mask 70 45.5%
Other 4 2.6%
Unanswered 9 5.8%