Table 2 Concerns regarding the use of re-sterilised respirators

From: Knowledge of face masks and attitudes to re-sterilisation among healthcare workers

Rank 1 2 3 4 5 Weighted score
Efficacy of mask filtering after re-sterilisation 49.65% 30.07% 12.59% 5.59% 2.10% 4.20
Concerns regarding sterility regarding COVID-19 following the process 26.03% 30.82% 21.23% 15.75% 6.16% 3.55
Concerns regarding allergy to products used in sterilisation process 2.72% 6.12% 12.24% 24.49% 54.42% 1.78
Concerns about face-fit after re-sterilisation 6.34% 14.79% 26.76% 35.21% 16.90% 2.58
Concern regarding ability to monitor number of times a mask can be safely re-sterilised 14.97% 19.05% 27.21% 19.73% 19.05% 2.91