Mental health of nursing in coping with COVID-19 at a regional university hospital

Eduardo Bassani Dal'Bosco, Lara Simone Messias Floriano, Suellen Vienscoski Skupien, Guilherme Arcaro, Alessandra Rodrigues Martins, Aline Cristina Correa Anselmo
2020 Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem  
Objective: to identify prevalence and factors associated with anxiety and depression in nursing professionals who work to cope with COVID-19 at a university hospital. Methods: a cross-sectional observational study using a sociodemographic questionnaire and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, with 88 nursing professionals. Data were analyzed using absolute and relative frequency and Statistical Package for the Social Sciences. Results: there was prevalence of anxiety (48.9%) and depression
more » ... ) and depression (25%). The majority of the sample consisted of women over 40 years old, married or in a common-law marriage, white, with higher education or graduate degree, with an income above 3,000.00 reais, public servants, working 40 hours a week and working in the hospital from 1 to 5 years. Conclusion: we must consider the impact on mental health nursing caused by COVID-19 and intervene with coping strategies to minimize the suffering of professionals.
doi:10.1590/0034-7167-2020-0434 pmid:32667576 fatcat:akszd2p6w5dbnacys57tn7irwa