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Πέτρος Γαλάνης, Επίκουρος Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Νοσηλευτικής, ΕΚΠΑ
Καϊτελίδου Δάφνη, Αναπληρώτρια Καθηγήτρια, Τμήμα Νοσηλευτικής, ΕΚΠΑ
Σίσκου Όλγα, Ακαδημαϊκή Υπότροφος, Τμήμα Νοσηλευτικής, ΕΚΠΑ
Εκτίμηση του άγχους σε νοσηλευτές Κ.ΟΜ.Υ για την ανίχνευση και αντιμετώπιση πιθανών κρουσμάτων COVID-19
Αssessment of stress in nurses of a mobile health unit K.OM.Y. for the detection and treatment of possible COVID-19 cases
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented conditions, possibly making it the largest public health crisis to date. Health professionals in particular have taken on a huge burden, working on the front line to deal with the pandemic under adverse conditions and for extended periods. Studies have shown that health care providers often contemplated on their resignation, experienced stigma and feared the transmission of the virus to family and friends, resulting thus in high levels of anxiety, depression and psychosomatic symptoms, post-traumatic stress and burn-out.
Aim: The assessment of stress levels in nurses of a Mobile Health Team (K.Om.Y.) for the detection and treatment of possible cases of COVID-19, as well as the investigation of the determinants of stress.
Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted, based on the completion of a questionnaire to identify the determinants of stress, the Anxiety and Depression Scale at the General Hospital (HADS) to measure the levels of stress and depression and the Scale of Fear for COVID-19 (FCV-19S). The sample consisted of 57 nurses of the K.Om.Y. of Attica.
Results: The mean overall stress and depression score (HADS) was 10.9, reflecting moderate levels of anxiety and depression, while the COVID-19 stress score was also moderate (14.3). No statistically significant correlation was found neither between the FCV-19S scale and the HADS scale for measuring/ assessing stress and depression (p> 0.05), nor a statistically significant relationship between the overall stress and depression score (HADS) and independent variables.
Conclusion: Anxiety, depression and fear levels for COVID-19 were moderate. It is necessary to conduct studies to investigate the psychological state of health of healthcare professionals, as well as interventions for their psychological support in order to build their psychological resilience.
Main subject category:
COVID-19, Nurses, Mental health, HADS scale, FCV-19S scale, Determinants
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