Mental Health Problems in Renal Nurses During COVID-19 Pandemic | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


Mental Health Problems in Renal Nurses During COVID-19 Pandemic

Author(s):Sennur Kose, Baris Sancak and Cagatay Karsidag*

Background: The most important factor in fighting the pandemic is to ensure the physical and mental health of healthcare workers. Studies have found serious stressors experienced by hemodialysis nurses but report less burnout than other nurses. Objectives: Determining the mental distress of hemodialysis nurses during the pandemic is important in determining the necessary precautions. The objective of the study is to determine the psychological complaints of hemodialysis nurses during the pandemic. Participants: The participants of the study are hemodialysis nurses who work in different provinces in Turkey. The data of the participants who volunteered to participate in the study were collected in 3 months between April to June 2020. Measurements: Beck Anxiety Inventory was used to measure the frequency of anxiety symptoms experienced by the individual. Beck Depression Inventory was used to measure behavioral manifestations of depression. Maslach Burnout Inventory was used to measure burnout in the workplace. The Perceived Trauma Coping Scale was used to evaluate the perception of coping with the traumatic life. Results: In our study, we found BAI mean score was 13.42 ± 11.28, BDI mean score was 11.88 ± 9.57, Maslach emotional exhaustion mean score was 15.74 ± 8.19, Maslach depersonalization mean score was 4.96 ± 3.70, and Maslach personal failure mean score was 8.95 ± 4.50. Finally, the mean PACT trauma score was 63.05 ± 12.78, the mean future PACT score was 36.34 ± 8.65, and the mean PACT elasticity score was 71.94 ± 17.67. Conclusion: The findings of the study show the importance of improvements to be made in reducing the depression and burnout levels of nursess.

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