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BMC Public Health ; 22(1): 591, 2022 03 26.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1808355

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BACKGROUND: Workplace-related stress is a major risk factor for mental and physical health problems and related sickness absence and productivity loss. Despite evidence regarding the effectiveness of different workplace-based interventions, the implementation of stress prevention interventions is rare, especially in micro and small-sized enterprises (MSE) with fewer than 50 employees. The joint research project "PragmatiKK"+ aims to identify and address the specific barriers to the implementation of stress prevention interventions in MSE. This study protocol describes a mixed method study design to evaluate the effectiveness of adapted stress prevention interventions and the implementation process via an integrated web-based platform ("System P") specifically targeted at MSE. METHODS: First, we develop a web-based intervention, which accounts for the specific working conditions in MSE and addresses stress prevention at a structural and behavioral level. Second, we use common methods of implementation research to perform an effect and process evaluation. We analyze the effectiveness of the web-based stress prevention interventions by comparing depressive symptoms at baseline and follow-up (after 6 months and 12 months). Indicators for a successful implementation process include acceptability, adoption, feasibility, reach, dose, and fidelity, which we will measure with quantitative web-based questionnaires and qualitative interviews. We will also analyze the accumulated usage data from the web-based platform. DISCUSSION: Collecting data on the implementation process and the effectiveness of a web-based intervention will help to identify and overcome common barriers to stress prevention in MSE. This can improve the mental health of employees in MSE, which constitute more than 90% of all enterprises in Germany. + Full Project Name: "PragmatiKK - Pragmatische Lösungen für die Implementation von Maßnahmen zur Stressprävention in Kleinst- und Kleinbetrieben "(= Pragmatic solutions for the implementation of stress prevention interventions in micro and small-sized enterprises). TRIAL REGISTRATION: German Register of Clinical Studies (DRKS): DRKS00026154 , date of registration: 2021-09-16.


Subject(s)
Internet-Based Intervention , Occupational Stress , Humans , Occupational Stress/prevention & control , Research Design , Surveys and Questionnaires , Workplace
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Am J Nurs ; 122(5): 40-47, 2022 05 01.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1806592

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BACKGROUND: Prolonged exposure to work-related stress can lead to nurse burnout, potentiating clinical and medication errors and low-quality patient care. Holistic approaches (such as mindfulness training, "zen rooms," and massage chairs, among others) have been shown to reduce nurses' anxiety, stress, and burnout. PURPOSE: To evaluate the use of "serenity lounges" (dedicated rooms where nurses can take workday breaks for the purposes of relaxation and rejuvenation) and massage chairs on nurses' anxiety, stress, and burnout. METHODS: This quality improvement project analyzed 67 paired responses to surveys filled out by nurses before and after their use of serenity lounges at a medical center in Los Angeles between November 2020 and May 2021. Following successful implementation of a serenity lounge on a pilot unit, this project was expanded to a total of 10 units, including COVID-19 cohort units. As part of this expansion, massage chairs were added to 10 serenity lounges, along with items such as wipes, gloves, and shoe covers to enable nurses to adhere to infection control protocols. RESULTS: Analysis of the 67 paired responses to pre- and post-lounge-use surveys revealed a significant reduction in feelings of emotional exhaustion, burnout, frustration, being worn out, stress, and anxiety after use of the serenity lounge. Improvements in feelings of emotional exhaustion, being worn out, and being anxious were also noted after using the massage chair for at least 10 to 20 minutes. CONCLUSIONS: These results highlight the importance of providing a holistic approach, including a serene space, massage equipment, and other amenities, to help nurses reduce feelings of anxiety, stress, and burnout, particularly during challenging times such as the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Burnout, Professional , COVID-19 , Occupational Stress , Burnout, Professional/prevention & control , Burnout, Professional/psychology , Burnout, Psychological , Humans , Occupational Stress/prevention & control , Pandemics , Surveys and Questionnaires
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Front Public Health ; 10: 855857, 2022.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1776082

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Objective: To investigate the effect of hospital outdoor rest space on the eye movement measures and self-rating restoration of staff. Background: Relieving the pressure of hospital staff through exposure to hospital outdoor rest space is essential, but there is a scarcity of research on the impact of hospital outdoor rest space on the eye movement measures and self-rating restoration of staff, especially for large Chinese hospitals. Methods: Cross-analysis was conducted based on the eye movement measures of 76 staff members obtained by eye movement tracking equipment in combination with the self-rating restoration scale and hospital outdoor rest space picture attributes (element proportion and position, brightness and saturation). Results: The differences in eye movement measures of different staff attributes (occupation, age, and gender) were identified, and the effects of hospital outdoor rest space picture attributes on the eye movement measures and self-rating restoration scale of staff were summarized. A number of proposals were also formulated: hospital outdoor rest space should be set up close to the working area of the group of medical staff; attention should be paid to the actual needs of senior staff members and the work pressure of junior nurses; the exposure to natural environment should be increased and the proportion of hard artificial elements should be reduced; the natural environment should be placed in the visual center; the saturation and brightness of hospital outdoor rest space should be increased; and staff members should have access to the sky environment in a variety of ways. Conclusion: The present study is an empirical study of evidence-based design on hospital outdoor rest space in China, and the results reveal the effects of hospital outdoor rest space on the eye movement measures and self-rating restoration of staff.


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Environment , Eye Movements , Occupational Stress , Personnel, Hospital , China , Hospitals , Humans , Occupational Stress/prevention & control , Rest
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Acta Paul. Enferm. (Online) ; 34: eAPE002655, 2021. tab, graf
Article in Portuguese | WHO COVID, LILACS (Americas) | ID: covidwho-1675680

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Resumo Objetivo Identificar os estressores ocupacionais em profissionais de saúde e as intervenções voltadas para a prevenção no contexto da COVID-19, fundamentado no Modelo de Sistemas de Betty Neuman. Método Realizou-se uma revisão da literatura com o método scoping review, conforme Joanna Briggs Institute nas bases de dados The Cochrane Library, Scopus, Web of Science, National Library of Medicine (MEDLINE/PubMed), The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) e Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde (LILACS). Incluíram-se os estudos relacionados aos fatores estressores e as intervenções voltadas para a prevenção diante do estresse ocupacional em profissionais de saúde no contexto da COVID-19, publicados em qualquer idioma e disponíveis, na íntegra, gratuitamente. Os dados foram analisados à luz da Teoria de Betty Neuman. Resultados A amostra final foi composta por 27 artigos. Os estressores identificados foram categorizados em intrapessoais: medo de contágio e conhecimento restrito da doença; interpessoais: mudança nos relacionamentos sociais e receio de transmissão aos familiares, vivenciar o adoecimento de colegas e familiares e perda de entes queridos; e extrapessoais: sistema de saúde inadequado e sobrecarga de trabalho. As intervenções focadas na prevenção foram elencadas segundo o nível de atenção à saúde primário, secundário e terciário. Conclusão A maioria dos estudos enfatizaram medidas de prevenção primária. A utilização do referencial teórico permitirá ao enfermeiro e gestores de saúde a tomada de decisão e elaboração de futuras intervenções para o manejo do estresse ocupacional dos profissionais que lidam diariamente com a COVID-19.


Resumen Objetivo Identificar los estresores laborales en profesionales de la salud y las intervenciones dirigidas a la prevención en el contexto de la COVID-19, con fundamentación en el modelo de sistemas de Betty Neuman. Método Se realizó una revisión de la literatura con el método scoping review, de acuerdo con el Joanna Briggs Institute en las bases de datos The Cochrane Library, Scopus, Web of Science, National Library of Medicine (MEDLINE/PubMed), The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) y Literatura Latinoamericana y del Caribe en Ciencias de la Salud (LILACS). Se incluyeron estudios relacionados con los factores estresores y las intervenciones dirigidas a la prevención ante el estrés laboral en profesionales de la salud en el contexto de la COVID-19, publicados en cualquier idioma y con texto completo disponible gratuitamente. Los datos fueron analizados de acuerdo con la teoría de Betty Neuman. Resultados La muestra final estuvo compuesta por 27 artículos. Los estresores identificados fueron categorizados en intrapersonales: miedo al contagio y conocimiento limitado de la enfermedad; interpersonales: cambios en las relaciones sociales y temor de transmisión a familiares, ver a compañeros y familiares enfermarse y pérdida de seres queridos; y extrapersonales: sistema de salud inadecuado y sobrecarga de trabajo. Las intervenciones centradas en la prevención fueron enumeradas según el nivel de atención en salud primaria, secundaria y terciaria. Conclusión La mayoría de los estudios enfatizan medidas de prevención primaria. La utilización del marco referencial teórico permitirá que los enfermeros y administradores de la salud puedan tomar decisiones y elaborar futuras intervenciones para el manejo del estrés laboral de los profesionales que lidian a diario con la COVID-19.


Abstract Objective To identify occupational stressors in healthcare professionals and interventions focused on prevention in the context of COVID-19, based on betty Neuman's systems model. Method A literature review was conducted with the scoping review method, according to Joanna Briggs Institute in the databases The Cochrane Library, Scopus, Web of Science, National Library of Medicine (MEDLINE/PubMed), The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) and Latin American and Caribbean Literature on Health Sciences (LILACS). Studies related to stressors and interventions aimed at prevention in the face of occupational stress in healthcare professionals in the context of COVID-19, published in any language and available, in full, free of charge were included. Data were analyzed in the light of Betty Neuman's Theory. Results The final sample consisted of 27 articles. The stressors identified were categorized into intrapersonal: fear of contagion and restricted knowledge of the disease; interpersonal: change in social relationships and fear of transmission to family members, experiencing the illness of colleagues and family members and loss of loved ones; inadequate health system and work overload. Interventions focused on prevention were indexed according to the level of primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare. Conclusion Most studies have emphasized primary prevention measures. The use of the theoretical framework will allow nurses and health managers to make decisions and develop future interventions for the management of occupational stress of professionals who deal daily with COVID-19.


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Humans , Nursing Theory , Health Personnel , Occupational Stress/prevention & control , COVID-19
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Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol ; 72(3-04): 131-138, 2022 Apr.
Article in German | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1516488

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Due to the Corona pandemic, psychotherapists are confronted with new professional challenges. Regarding the patient care to be provided, the question of risk and protective factors for maintaining well-being during the pandemic appears relevant to prevent negative long-term consequences such as burnout. This is the first study investigating the influence of coping and self-care strategies on the psychological distress of psychotherapists in Germany during the Corona pandemic. METHODS: From April to June 2020, 155 psychotherapists completed an online questionnaire. Additionally, to job related changes, stress level, symptoms of burnout and well-being were assessed. Furthermore, the influence of active and passive coping strategies as well as of different areas of self-care (e. g., professional support, cognitive awareness for work-related stress and work-life balance) on psychological burden was examined. RESULTS: Psychotherapists worked an average of 1,22 hours less per week during the pandemic than before. On average, 38% of treatments were delivered via video therapy. Avoidant coping strategies were associated with increased stress levels, which predicted higher burnout scores and lower well-being. In contrast, a good work-life balance, a good daily balance at work and active coping had a positive effect. Contrary to expectation, cognitive awareness for work-related stress was related to lower well-being. DISCUSSION: Work-life balance can serve as a preventive strategy to reduce stress during the Corona pandemic and thereby reduce the risk for burnout and improve well-being. Avoidant coping strategies, on the other hand, are a risk factor for increased stress levels during pandemic and promote burnout and lower well-being. CONCLUSION: This study contributes to our knowledge regarding preventive measures to prevent stress and to maintain the well-being of psychotherapist in order to contribute to ongoing high quality patient care during the pandemic.


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Burnout, Professional , Occupational Stress , Adaptation, Psychological , Burnout, Professional/psychology , Burnout, Psychological , Humans , Occupational Stress/prevention & control , Occupational Stress/psychology , Pandemics/prevention & control , Psychotherapists , Self Care , Stress, Psychological/prevention & control , Surveys and Questionnaires
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Br J Community Nurs ; 26(8): 384-389, 2021 Aug 02.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1339725

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The COVID-19 pandemic has increased workload demands for many NHS staff including those working in the community. Nurse managers can make a difference by being authentic leaders, nurturing a supportive organisation where the workload is managed participatively and self-kindness is legitimate. Unfortunately some staff may experience burnout and this article presents a personal management plan to address the symptoms of burnout and aid recovery, although it cannot promote a total recovery if the cause of the symptoms remains unaddressed.


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Burnout, Professional/prevention & control , COVID-19/epidemiology , Nurses, Community Health/psychology , Occupational Stress/prevention & control , Pandemics , Community Health Nursing/organization & administration , Humans , Leadership , Models, Psychological , Psychosocial Support Systems , SARS-CoV-2 , United Kingdom , Work Schedule Tolerance , Workload
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Natl Med J India ; 33(6): 349-357, 2020.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1332193

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Covid-19 infection has placed health systems under unprecedented strain and foresight for preparedness is the key factor to avert disaster. Every facility that provides obstetric service needs a certain level of preparedness to be able to handle at least Covid-suspect pregnant women awaiting test reports, who need to be managed as Covid-positive patients till reports are available. Thus, these facilities need to have triage areas and Covid-suspect labour rooms. Healthcare facilities can have designated areas for Covid-positive patients or have referral linkages with designated Covid-positive hospitals. Preparation includes structural reorganization with setting up a Covid-suspect and Covid-positive facility in adequate space, as well as extensive training of staff about infection control practices and rational use of personal protective equipment (PPE). A systematic approach involving five essential steps of making standard operating procedures, infrastructural reorganization for a triage area and a Covid-suspect labour ward, procurement of PPE, managing the personnel and instituting appropriate infection control practices can ensure uninterrupted services to patients without compromising the safety of healthcare providers.


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COVID-19/prevention & control , Infection Control/organization & administration , Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Hospital/organization & administration , Pregnancy Complications, Infectious/prevention & control , Triage/organization & administration , COVID-19/diagnosis , COVID-19/epidemiology , COVID-19/virology , COVID-19 Testing/standards , Disinfection/organization & administration , Disinfection/standards , Female , Health Personnel/education , Health Personnel/psychology , Health Personnel/standards , Humans , Infection Control/standards , Infectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional/prevention & control , Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Hospital/standards , Occupational Stress/prevention & control , Occupational Stress/psychology , Pandemics/prevention & control , Personal Protective Equipment/standards , Postnatal Care/organization & administration , Postnatal Care/standards , Practice Guidelines as Topic , Pregnancy , Pregnancy Complications, Infectious/diagnosis , Pregnancy Complications, Infectious/epidemiology , Pregnancy Complications, Infectious/virology , SARS-CoV-2/isolation & purification , Triage/standards
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BMJ Open Respir Res ; 8(1)2021 07.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1327681

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BACKGROUND: Nurses have been at the forefront of the pandemic response, involved in extensive coordination of services, screening, vaccination and front-line work in respiratory, emergency and intensive care environments. The nature of this work is often intense and stress-provoking with an inevitable psychological impact on nurses and all healthcare workers. This study focused on nurses working in respiratory areas with the aim of identifying and characterising the self-reported issues that exacerbated or alleviated their concerns during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. METHODS: An online survey was developed consisting of 90 questions using a mixture of open-ended and closed questions. Participant demographic data were also collected (age, gender, ethnicity, number of years qualified, details of long-term health conditions, geographical location, nursing background/role and home life). The online survey was disseminated via social media and professional respiratory societies (British Thoracic Society, Primary Care Respiratory Society, Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists) over a 3-week period in May 2020 and the survey closed on 1 June 2020. RESULTS: The study highlights the experiences of nurses caring for respiratory patients during the first wave of the pandemic in early 2020. Concerns were expressed over the working environment, the supply and availability of adequate protective personal equipment, the quality of care individuals were able to deliver, and the impact on mental health to nurses and their families. A high number provided free-text comments around their worries and concerns about the impact on their household; these included bringing the virus home, the effect on family members worrying about them, mental health and the impact of changing working patterns, and managing with children. Although both formal and informal support were available, there were inconsistencies in provision, highlighting the importance of nursing leadership and management in ensuring equity of access to services. CONCLUSIONS: Support for staff is essential both throughout the pandemic and afterwards, and it is important that preparation of individuals regarding building resilience is recognised. It is also clear that psychological support and services for nurses and the wider healthcare team need to be available and quickly convened in the event of similar major incidents, either global or local.


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COVID-19/therapy , Nurses/psychology , Occupational Stress/epidemiology , Resilience, Psychological , Adolescent , Adult , COVID-19/epidemiology , COVID-19/psychology , COVID-19/transmission , Female , Humans , Infectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional/prevention & control , Leadership , Male , Middle Aged , Nurses/statistics & numerical data , Occupational Stress/prevention & control , Occupational Stress/psychology , Pandemics/prevention & control , Personal Protective Equipment , Psychosocial Support Systems , Respiratory Care Units/statistics & numerical data , Self Report/statistics & numerical data , Young Adult
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JAMA Netw Open ; 4(7): e2118425, 2021 07 01.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1326716

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Importance: Mental health and coping difficulties among health care workers (HCWs) have been reported during pandemics and particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Objective: To examine sources of distress and concern for HCWs in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this qualitative study, a critical discourse analysis was performed of questions posed by HCWs to hospital senior leadership between March 16, 2020, and December 1, 2020, through an online employee forum as part of a larger mixed-methods evaluation of a stepped-care mental health support program for HCWs at 1 of Canada's largest health care institutions. Questions could be submitted online anonymously in advance of the virtual forums on COVID-19 by any of the University Health Network's 21 555 employees, and staff members were able to anonymously endorse questions by upvoting, indicating that an already posed question was of interest. Main Outcomes and Measures: Themes, text structure, and rhetorical devices used within the questions were analyzed, taking into consideration their larger institutional and societal context. Results: Unique individual views of the forums ranged from 2062 to 7213 during the study period. Major individual-level concerns related to risks of contamination and challenges coping with increased workloads as a result of the pandemic intersected with institutional-level challenges, such as feeling or being valued within the health care setting and long-standing stratifications between types of HCWs. Concerns were frequently reported in terms of calls for clarity or demands for transparency from the institutional leadership. Conclusions and Relevance: The findings of this qualitative study suggest that larger institutional-level and structural concerns need to be addressed if HCWs are to be engaged in support and coping programs. Potential service users may be dissuaded from seeing their needs as being met by workplace mental health interventions that solely relate to individual-level concerns.


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COVID-19 , Health Personnel/psychology , Mental Health , Occupational Health , Occupational Stress , Pandemics , Workplace , Adaptation, Psychological , Attitude of Health Personnel , Canada , Hospitals , Humans , Leadership , Occupational Exposure , Occupational Stress/etiology , Occupational Stress/prevention & control , Personnel Management , Psychological Distress , Qualitative Research , SARS-CoV-2 , Surveys and Questionnaires , Workload
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Ann Glob Health ; 87(1): 51, 2021 06 24.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1296121

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Background: Nurses working in treating patients with COVID-19 are exposed to various stressors, such as fear of COVID-19, stress, and high workload, leading to burnout. Objectives: This study aimed to identify the level of burnout and its predictors in nurses working in hospitals for COVID-19 patients. Methods: Participants in this study were nurses working in 11 hospitals for COVID-19 patients in the Fars province of Iran. The Maslach burnout and the UK Health and Safety stress questionnaires were used to assess burnout and stress, respectively. Analysis, using multiple regression in the SPSS21 software, aimed to identify the factors affecting burnout. Findings: The mean level of burnout in the nurses at the COVID-19 hospitals was 57 out of 120, and burnout was affected by workload (ß = 0.69, p < 0.001), job stress (ß = 0.25, p < 0.001) and inadequate hospital resources for the prevention of COVID-19 (ß = -0.16, p < 0.001). These three variables explained 87% of the variance in burnout. Conclusions: The burnout of nurses directly exposed to COVID-19 patients is more than nurses in other wards, and workload is the most significant cause of burnout in them. Therefore, necessary measures such as hiring more nurses, reducing working hours and increasing rest periods are necessary to reduce workload. In addition, the job stress of these nurses should be managed and controlled, and the hospital resources needed to prevent this disease should be provided.


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Burnout, Professional , COVID-19 , Nurses , Occupational Stress , Work Schedule Tolerance/psychology , Workload , Adult , Burnout, Professional/epidemiology , Burnout, Professional/prevention & control , Burnout, Professional/psychology , COVID-19/epidemiology , COVID-19/nursing , COVID-19/psychology , Fear/psychology , Female , Health Services Needs and Demand , Humans , Infection Control/methods , Iran/epidemiology , Male , Nurses/psychology , Nurses/supply & distribution , Occupational Stress/complications , Occupational Stress/prevention & control , SARS-CoV-2 , Workload/psychology , Workload/standards , Workload/statistics & numerical data
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 100(15): e25290, 2021 Apr 16.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1289779

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ABSTRACT: Health care employees are the front liners whom are directly involved in the management of COVID-19 at high risk of developing psychological distress and other mental health illness. We aim to assess the burden of depression during this pandemic on health care employees treating COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia. We also will shed the light on the best solutions of how to encounter depression.A cross-sectional, hospital-based survey conducted via a region-stratified, 2-stage cluster sample was conducted for 554 participants in >15 hospitals from April 29, 2020, to June 30, 2020. Depression is measured using the established PHQ9 score system. We grade PHQ9 depression scores as: normal, 0 to 4, mild, 5 to 9, significant (moderate or severe), 10 to 27. χ2/Fisher exact test was used; significant association between level of depression and survey characteristics were made. P value <0.05 was considered statistically significant.A total of 554 participants completed the survey. A total of 18.9% (n = 105) were aged <29 years, 51.2% (n = 284) were between 30 to 39 years and female represent 70% of all participants. Of all participants, 53.7% (n = 298) were nurses, and 38.6% (n = 214) were physicians; 68.5% (n = 380) worked in central area hospitals in Saudi Arabia. No significant (P = .432, 95% confidence interval [CI]) association was observed between sex and depression classifications. However, female had high proportion of significant depression 75.0% (n = 76) was observed as compared to male 24.8% (n = 25). Depression was significant in Saudis 61.4% (n = 62) (P < .001, 95% CI) and medical staff who encountered corona patients 51.5% (n = 52) (P < .002, 95% CI). Hospital preparedness associated with more freedom of depression symptoms 69.1% (n = 199/288) (P < .001, 95% CI).Frontline young health care workers especially physician in Saudi Arabia reported a high rate of depression symptoms. Countermeasures for health care workers represent a key component for the mental and physical well-being as part of public health measures during this pandemic. Attention to hospital preparedness and adequacy of personal protective equipment contributed to milder depression symptoms. Further studies need to be conducted on crisis management and depression.


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Anxiety , COVID-19 , Depression , Health Personnel , Infection Control , Occupational Stress , Adult , Anxiety/diagnosis , Anxiety/etiology , Anxiety/prevention & control , COVID-19/epidemiology , COVID-19/psychology , Cross-Sectional Studies , Depression/diagnosis , Depression/etiology , Depression/prevention & control , Female , Health Personnel/classification , Health Personnel/psychology , Hospitalists/psychology , Hospitalists/statistics & numerical data , Humans , Infection Control/methods , Infection Control/organization & administration , Infection Control/standards , Male , Mental Health/statistics & numerical data , Occupational Health/standards , Occupational Stress/prevention & control , Occupational Stress/psychology , Personal Protective Equipment/supply & distribution , SARS-CoV-2 , Saudi Arabia/epidemiology
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Am J Orthopsychiatry ; 91(2): 149-161, 2021.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1226413

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There is concern for the mental health of healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this article, we focus on the protective strategies that all people, but in this case healthcare providers, use when facing danger and how specific preventive responses could reduce the mental health burden to nurses, doctors, and emergency medical personnel working in hospitals. Our primary contributions are to demonstrate that healthcare providers are not a homogeneous group regarding mental health risks and that, consequently, individuals might need different forms of preventive and ameliorative response. We propose some (a) universally beneficial approaches, (b) strategy-specific approaches, and (c) strategy-specific contra-indicated approaches. Our two central points are that there are important psychological differences among healthcare providers and that these create different mental health needs in the COVID-19 crisis and require different protective solutions. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved).


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COVID-19/psychology , Health Personnel , COVID-19/prevention & control , COVID-19/therapy , Health Personnel/psychology , Humans , Infectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional/prevention & control , Occupational Stress/prevention & control
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Nurs Outlook ; 69(5): 793-804, 2021.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1225359

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BACKGROUND: Healthcare emergency can increase work-related stress and reduce nurses' job satisfaction and quality of life. Managerial decisions and proactive interventions implemented to react to the emergency ensure the best patient outcomes. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to verify whether a proactive organizational approach can limit nurses' work-related stress and help preserve their job satisfaction and quality of life during a health emergency. METHODS: A longitudinal mixed methods study was conducted. Data were collected before and after the transformation into a SARS-CoV-2 Hospital and the implementation of organizational interventions. Focus groups were conducted to investigate quantitative data. FINDINGS: After the implementation of interventions and as the pandemic progressed, work-related stress decreased and job satisfaction and quality of life increased. DISCUSSION: Through proactive organization, even during an emergency, nurses are prepared for working, and work-related stress due to changes is reduced. Nurses are motivated and satisfied with their organization and management, and quality of life increases.


Subject(s)
COVID-19/epidemiology , Infection Control/organization & administration , Nursing Staff, Hospital/organization & administration , Occupational Stress/prevention & control , Organizational Culture , Quality of Life , Adult , Attitude of Health Personnel , COVID-19/prevention & control , COVID-19/transmission , Female , Focus Groups , Humans , Italy , Job Satisfaction , Longitudinal Studies , Male , Middle Aged , Surveys and Questionnaires
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J Perinat Neonatal Nurs ; 35(2): 105-109, 2021.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1201358

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The Covid-19 pandemic has further illuminated the already existing need for methods of building resilience in perinatal caregivers. Using a scoping review approach, literature was examined to identify evidence-based models of resilience building in a cohort of perinatal clinicians. Research published between January 2015 and 2020 was evaluated using PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE, and PsycINFO databases. Of the initial 3399 records reviewed, 2 qualitative studies met the inclusion criteria. Given the deleterious effects of Covid-19 on perinatal care providers, and in light of the paucity of available studies, personnel, time, and funding should be allocated for research to address these issues.


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Burnout, Professional , COVID-19 , Nurses, Neonatal/psychology , Occupational Stress , Perinatal Care/methods , Resilience, Psychological , Adaptation, Psychological , Burnout, Professional/prevention & control , Burnout, Professional/psychology , COVID-19/epidemiology , COVID-19/psychology , Crew Resource Management, Healthcare/methods , Female , Humans , Infant, Newborn , Midwifery , Mindfulness/methods , Obstetric Nursing/methods , Occupational Stress/prevention & control , Occupational Stress/rehabilitation , Pregnancy , SARS-CoV-2
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Recenti Prog Med ; 111(4): 205-206, 2020 Apr.
Article in Italian | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1156093

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In this pandemic global emergency, self-care and psycho-physical wellbeing's programs for healthcare workers are an absolute priority. Now more than ever, physicians and nurses are facing abnormal burdens of work, stressful clinical and organizational conditions and emotional charges that are challenging their ability to cope and jeopardizing their own lives. By improving nutritional education in medical faculties, implementing healthy lifestyles promotion and burnout prevention projects in the hospitals, we will be able to maintain a good quality of care throughout these trying times and hopefully we will improve the selfcare strategies for health professionals for the next future.


Subject(s)
Burnout, Professional/prevention & control , Medical Staff/psychology , Nursing Staff/psychology , Self Care , Burnout, Professional/etiology , COVID-19/epidemiology , Emotional Adjustment , Health Personnel/psychology , Humans , Life Style , Nutritional Support , Occupational Stress/diagnosis , Occupational Stress/prevention & control , Workload
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