Evaluation of depression, anxiety and stress among nurses working in a South Indian Covid Hospital – A cross sectional study
Author(s): Dr. Satya Krishna Kumar Rayapureddy, Dr. Madhavi Kodali and Dr. MD Roshan Miyan
Abstract:Background: The corona virus disease2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused great financial and psychological havoc. Health care professionals (HCPs) are among the many groups of people who are in the frontline and facing a risk of direct exposure to the virus. This study aimed to assess the prevalence and predictors of stress, depressive, and anxiety symptoms in nurses worked in Covid care center.
Methods: It was a cross-sectional study. Anxiety, depression and stress among nurses working in Covid care centres was estimated by DASS21 scale.
Results: The study revealed that anxiety, depression and stress were the major psychological symptoms observed in nurses while working in Covid care center. There was no significant difference in all three psychic problems. Conclusion: The prevalence of stress, depressive, and anxiety symptoms among HCPs in India during the pandemic is comparable with other countries.
Dr. Satya Krishna Kumar Rayapureddy, Dr. Madhavi Kodali, Dr. MD Roshan Miyan. Evaluation of depression, anxiety and stress among nurses working in a South Indian Covid Hospital – A cross sectional study. Int J Adv Res Med 2020;2(2):98-101. DOI: 10.22271/27069567.2020.v2.i2b.53