Psychological impact of COVID-19 on hospital workers in nursing care hospitals

Seoyon Yang, Sang Gyu Kwak, Min Cheol Chang

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Aim: This study aimed to explore coronavirus disease-related psychological stress in hospital workers in nursing care hospitals during the coronavirus disease epidemic. Design: Cross-sectional observational study. Methods: A questionnaire survey was administered to hospital workers at three nursing care hospitals. Results: Fifty-four workers at three nursing care hospitals (9, 29 and 16 works) responded to our survey. Twenty-four workers (50%) scored ≥5 on the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale, indicating the presence of anxiety. For the Patient Health Questionnaire-9, six employees (11.1%) scored ≥10 scores, indicating the presence of depression. Workers who lived with other people with chronic underlying diseases showed significantly higher incidence of the presence of anxiety and depression. In binary logistic regression analysis, when living with persons with chronic underlying diseases, the risk of the presence of depression increased. Also, there was a higher incidence of depression in occupational therapists compared with physical therapists and nurses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-289
Number of pages6
JournalNursing Open
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2021

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  • COVID-19
  • anxiety
  • coronavirus
  • depression
  • mental health
  • physical therapists


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