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Work team identification associated with less stress and burnout among front-line emergency department staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic
BMJ Leader ; 2020.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-916306
ABSTRACT

Background:

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed front-line healthcare workers to unprecedented risks and stressors threatening both physical and mental health. Prior work in the military has found that team identification, or the sense that one was a part of a team, can help reduce stress and prevent burnout during prolonged stress.

Methods:

We conducted repeated cross-sectional surveys embedded within emergency department workflow to understand whether team identification was associated with reduced reports of stress and burnout among front-line workers.

Results:

During the 10-week study which spanned the first wave of COVID-19, 327 of 431 (76%) front-line healthcare workers responded to at least one round of the survey. Higher team identification was associated with significantly less work stress (B=-0.60, 95% CI -0.84 to to -0.40, p<0.001) and burnout (B=-12.87, 95% CI -17.73 to -8.02, p<0.001) in cross-sectional analyses. Further evidence of the protective effect of team identification for work stress (B=-0.36, 95% CI -0.76 to 0.05, p=0.09) and burnout (B=-13.25, 95% CI -17.77 to -8.73, p<0.001) was also found in prospective longitudinal evidence.

Conclusion:

This work suggests work team identification is a key buffering factor against feelings of stress and burnout. Efforts to promote team identification may offer a promising way for leaders to support front-line healthcare workers' well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. These results can inform ongoing COVID-19 operational and quality improvement initiatives. © 2020 Author(s) (or their employer(s)). No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ.

Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: Scopus Type of study: Observational study / Prognostic study / Randomized controlled trials Language: English Journal: BMJ Leader Year: 2020 Document Type: Article

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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: Scopus Type of study: Observational study / Prognostic study / Randomized controlled trials Language: English Journal: BMJ Leader Year: 2020 Document Type: Article