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Figure 3: Questionnaire and rating scale scores were compared between COVID-19 wards and regular wards, for nurses and physicians separately. Nurses working in direct contact with COVID-19 patients reported significantly higher exhaustion (A), depressive mood (E), stress at work (H), and lower fulfilment (C). Boxplots show the median and the interquartile range (25th to the 50th percentiles) of the raw data. The whiskers stretch out to the smallest and the largest values within 1.5 times from the interquartile range. Dots indicate values outside these limits. P-values (*p<0.05) reflect the p-values calculated with independent sample t-tests (post hoc analyses).