Stress and Anxiety for Nurses and Practical Nurses Working in Risk Area of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Treatment in Srinagarind Hospital

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Nittaya Jarassaeng
Tharinee Phetcharat
Jongkol Poltree
Piyathida Kuhirunyarath
Praew Kotruchin
Vijitra Pimpanit
Suntraraporn Wunsupong
Supap Imoun
Nittaya Rattanachot
Sudthanom Kamollirt

Abstract

Background and objective: Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an emerging disease caused by a virus. Currently, the disease is spreading rapidly around the world, causing illness and death, and affecting on economy of the world population. The purpose of this research was to determine the level of stress and anxiety of nurses and nursing assistants working in areas at risk of COVID-19 at Srinagarind Hospital.


Methods: This was a cross-sectional descriptive study. The study population were nurses and nursing assistants working at the Accident and Emergency Nursing Department and the Acute Respiratory tract Infection (ARI) clinic of Srinagarind Hospital. There were total of 200 subjects, 172 subjects did self-responding to online questionnaires, and 28 subjects attended a group discussion. Data were collected during 5th-30th October 2020.


Results: Most of nurses and nursing assistants had mild stress (62.2%), followed by moderate stress, high-level stress, and the most stress at 28.5%, 7.0%, and 2.3%, respectively. And 61% of them portrayed moderate anxiety, followed by low and high anxiety (23.3% and 15.7%, respectively).


Conclusion: Under the epidemic situation of COVID-19, most of nurses and nursing assistants had mild stress and moderate anxiety. The perceptions of stress and anxiety among nursing personnel should be assessed periodically. There should also be continuous training on COVID-19 treatment to gain confidence for healthcare.

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Jarassaeng N, Phetcharat T, Poltree J, Kuhirunyarath P, Kotruchin P, Pimpanit V, Wunsupong S, Imoun S, Rattanachot N, Kamollirt S. Stress and Anxiety for Nurses and Practical Nurses Working in Risk Area of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Treatment in Srinagarind Hospital . SRIMEDJ [Internet]. 2022 Apr. 28 [cited 2023 Jan. 27];37(2):154-61. Available from: https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/SRIMEDJ/article/view/253621
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