Psychological Status of Nurses Providing Care for Patients with COVID-19 at Baqubah Teaching Hospital

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Duha A. Mohammed, Dr. Serwan J. Bakey, PhD

Abstract

Objectives:  The present study aims to assess the psychological status of nurses providing care for patients with COVID 19.


Methodology: a descriptive correlation design used in the present study established was for a period from October 10th, 2020 to March 20th, 2021.  The study was conducted on a probability (convenient) sample of 100 nurses who providing care for patients with COVID-19 which were selected from isolation wards.  The instruments of the study are adopted and modified for the purpose of this study, patients health questionnaire(PHQ), fear of COVID19 scale(FCS), general anxiety disorder scale(GAD).  The data were analyzed through the application of descriptive and inferential statistical approaches which are applied by using SPSS version 22.0.


Results: The majority of the study (43 percent) of nurses had minimal depression, (52 percent) had minimal anxiety, and (55percent) had minimal fear.


Conclusions: The study concluded that minimal depression was prevalent among nurses who were male gender, married, and had small family.  Minimal fear was significant with nurses who were not infected with COVID-19, did not have a history of psychological disorders, and highly significant among nurses who did not use any tobacco, alcohol drinking, and substance abuse.


Recommendations: Emphasis should be focused on increasing  the awareness through educational role of psychological misfortune COVID19 pandemic among nurses who work in isolation wards.  Psychological care counselling and guidance are nessecary to increase nurses’ vulnerability and strengthen their mental health which helps to encounter any psychological burden caused by COVID 19 pandemic

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Duha A. Mohammed, Dr. Serwan J. Bakey, PhD. (2021). Psychological Status of Nurses Providing Care for Patients with COVID-19 at Baqubah Teaching Hospital. Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 10127–10137. Retrieved from https://annalsofrscb.ro/index.php/journal/article/view/3766
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