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Title: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Mental Health of Nurses and Auxiliary Nursing Care Technicians-A Voluntary Online Survey
Authors: Sánchez-Sánchez, Eduardo
García-Álvarez, J. Ángel
García-Marín, Esperanza
Gutierrez-Serrano, María
Alférez, Maria José M.
Ramirez-Vargas, Guillermo
metadata.dc.contributor.authoraffiliation: [Sánchez-Sánchez,E; García-Álvarez,JA; García-Marín,E; Gutierrez-Serrano,M; Ramirez-Vargas,G] Internal Medicine Department, Punta de Europa Hospital, Algeciras, Spain. [Sánchez-Sánchez,E] Instituto de Investigación e Innovación Biomédica de Cádiz (INiBICA), Hospital Universitario Puerta del Mar, Universidad de Cádiz, Cádiz, Spain. [Alférez,MJM] Department of Physiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Campus Universitario de Cartuja, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
Keywords: COVID-19;Health workers;Nurse;Anxiety;Depression;HADS;ANCTs;Mental health;Personal de salud;Enfermeras y enfermeros;Ansiedad;Depresión;Salud mental
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Medical Subject Headings::Psychiatry and Psychology::Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms::Emotions::Anxiety
Medical Subject Headings::Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment::Investigative Techniques::Epidemiologic Methods::Epidemiologic Study Characteristics as Topic::Epidemiologic Studies::Cross-Sectional Studies
Medical Subject Headings::Psychiatry and Psychology::Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms::Behavior::Behavioral Symptoms::Depression
Medical Subject Headings::Persons::Persons::Occupational Groups::Health Personnel
Medical Subject Headings::Organisms::Eukaryota::Animals::Chordata::Vertebrates::Mammals::Primates::Haplorhini::Catarrhini::Hominidae::Humans
Medical Subject Headings::Health Care::Environment and Public Health::Public Health::Disease Outbreaks::Epidemics::Pandemics
Medical Subject Headings::Information Science::Information Science::Data Collection::Questionnaires
Medical Subject Headings::Diseases::Virus Diseases::RNA Virus Infections::Nidovirales Infections::Coronaviridae Infections::Coronavirus Infections
Medical Subject Headings::Psychiatry and Psychology::Psychological Phenomena and Processes::Mental Health
Medical Subject Headings::Persons::Persons::Occupational Groups::Health Personnel::Nurses
Medical Subject Headings::Health Care::Health Services Administration::Organization and Administration::Personnel Management::Workplace
Medical Subject Headings::Geographical Locations::Geographic Locations::Europe::Spain
Medical Subject Headings::Psychiatry and Psychology::Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms::Adaptation, Psychological
Medical Subject Headings::Health Care::Health Services Administration::Patient Care Management::Delivery of Health Care
Medical Subject Headings::Psychiatry and Psychology::Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms::Emotions::Fear
Issue Date: 5-Aug-2021
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Sánchez-Sánchez E, García-Álvarez JÁ, García-Marín E, Gutierrez-Serrano M, Alférez MJM, Ramirez-Vargas G. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Mental Health of Nurses and Auxiliary Nursing Care Technicians-A Voluntary Online Survey. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Aug 5;18(16):8310
Abstract: Pandemics impose an immense psychological burden on healthcare workers due to a combination of workplace stressors and personal fears. Nurses and auxiliary nursing care technicians (ANCTs) are on the front line of this pandemic and form the largest group in healthcare practice. The aim of this study is to determine the symptoms of depression and/or anxiety among nurses and ANCTs during the periods known as the first wave (March-June) and second wave (September-November) of theCOVID-19 pandemic in Spain. An observational cross-sectional study was carried out using an anonymous, self-administered questionnaire among nurses and ANCTs practising in Spain. During the first period, 68.3% and 49.6% of the subjects presented anxiety and depression, respectively, decreasing in the second period (49.5% for anxiety and 35.1% for depression). There were statistically significant differences between the different categories and periods (p < 0.001). The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively influenced mental health in nurses and ANCTs. Mental health should be monitored and coping strategies promoted to improve the health, productivity and efficiency of these professionals.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10668/4132
metadata.dc.relation.publisherversion: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/16/8310/htm
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox10040524
ISSN: 1661-7827 (Print)
1660-4601 (Online)
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01- Artículos - Hospital Puerta del Mar
01- Artículos - Hospital Punta de Europa

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