A multicentre cross-sectional study was conducted to assess perceived risk and fear of contagion, as well as mental health outcomes among 650 Italian healthcare workers during the COVID-19 outbreak. A relevant proportion of the sample reported symptoms of anxiety, depression, and distress. Female sex, nursing profession, fear of being infected, as well as the time of exposure to the COVID-19 spread and the fact of directly attending infected patients were the main risk factors for developing mental health disturbances. Tailored interventions need to be implemented to reduce psychological burden in healthcare workers, with a particular attention to nurses

Mental health and risk perception among Italian healthcare workers during the second month of the Covid-19 pandemic / A. Gorini, E. Fiabane, M. Sommaruga, S. Barbieri, F. Sottotetti, M.T. La Rovere, E. Tremoli, P. Gabanelli. - In: ARCHIVES OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING. - ISSN 0883-9417. - 34:6(2020), pp. 537-544. [10.1016/j.apnu.2020.10.007]

Mental health and risk perception among Italian healthcare workers during the second month of the Covid-19 pandemic

A. Gorini
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E. Tremoli;
2020

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A multicentre cross-sectional study was conducted to assess perceived risk and fear of contagion, as well as mental health outcomes among 650 Italian healthcare workers during the COVID-19 outbreak. A relevant proportion of the sample reported symptoms of anxiety, depression, and distress. Female sex, nursing profession, fear of being infected, as well as the time of exposure to the COVID-19 spread and the fact of directly attending infected patients were the main risk factors for developing mental health disturbances. Tailored interventions need to be implemented to reduce psychological burden in healthcare workers, with a particular attention to nurses
Pandemic; Hospital staff; Nurses; Psychological impact
Settore M-PSI/01 - Psicologia Generale
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