Sources of Health Anxiety for Hospital Staff Working during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Mehran Shayganfard, Fateme Mahdavi, Mohammad Haghighi, Dena Sadeghi-Bahmani, Serge Brand
2021
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the likelihood that hospital staff will report symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress has increased. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relative influences of circumstantial, demographic, and trait-state anxiety variables on health anxiety in this group. Methods: A total of 168 hospital staff members (mean age: 28.91 years; 56.5% females) participated in the study. They completed a series of questionnaires covering sociodemographic characteristics,
more » ... aracteristics, health anxiety, state-trait anxiety, and job-related information. Participants also reported whether they had close acquaintances (friends, family members) infected with Citation: Shayganfard, M.; Mahdavi, F.; Haghighi, M.; Sadeghi-Bahmani, D.; Brand, S. Sources of Health Anxiety for Hospital Staff Working during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Int.
doi:10.5451/unibas-ep82383 fatcat:l7iyrqx4wfbvhkx7mdkygoloju