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Factors influencing anxiety of healthcare workers during the outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19): A cross-sectional study

(2021) Factors influencing anxiety of healthcare workers during the outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19): A cross-sectional study. Journal of Health Sciences and Surveillance System. pp. 26-31. ISSN 23452218 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Background: The mental health of healthcare workers has been a concern during the outbreak of 2019 novel Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19). Therefore, the present study was designed to evaluate the anxiety of the healthcare workers during Covid-19 epidemic and to discover the factors affecting it. Methods: The present study was a cross-sectional descriptiveanalytical study. In this study, the anxiety of 124 nurses, operating room staff, midwives and anesthetists working in different wards of Imam Reza Hospital in Lar in 2020 was assessed using the Corona Anxiety Scale Questionnaire. Results: The results showed that most of the samples were female, married, with a bachelor's degree and an average age of 33 years. 53 (42.8) participants had mild anxiety and 34 (27.4) had severe anxiety. Comparison of anxiety levels based on demographic variables of participants in the study showed that there was no significant relationship between anxiety levels with gender, marital status, education level, and field of study (P> 0.05). Conclusion: According to the results of the study and the worsening of the COVID-19 epidemic, there is a need to strengthen the awareness and address the issues related to mental health of healthcare workers. © 2021 Shriaz University of Medical Sciences. All right reserved.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Anxiety COVID-19 Health personnel
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery > Department of Nursing
Page Range: pp. 26-31
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Health Sciences and Surveillance System
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 9
Number: 1
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.30476/jhsss.2020.88006.1129
ISSN: 23452218 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.larums.ac.ir/id/eprint/389

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