Nurses' Mental Health During the Covid-19 Outbreak: A Cross-sectional Study.

  title={Nurses' Mental Health During the Covid-19 Outbreak: A Cross-sectional Study.},
  author={Francisco Miguel Correia Sampaio and Carlos Alberto da Cruz Sequeira and Laetitia da Costa Teixeira},
  journal={Journal of Occupational \& Environmental Medicine},
OBJECTIVE To describe nurses' mental health status during the Covid-19 outbreak and to explore the factors that might accentuate the negative consequences on their mental health. METHODS We conducted an online survey to evaluate demographic variables, working conditions, family dynamics, and mental health variables in nurses working in healthcare settings, in Portugal, during the Covid-19 outbreak. RESULTS Portuguese nurses presented higher depression, anxiety and stress levels, when… 

Portuguese Nurses’ Stress, Anxiety, and Depression Reduction Strategies during the COVID-19 Outbreak

Healthy eating, physical activity, rest between shifts, maintaining social contacts, verbalizing feelings/emotions, and spending less time searching for information about COVID-19 were associated with better mental health.

Impact of COVID-19 outbreak on nurses’ mental health: A prospective cohort study

Mental health, safety and support during COVID-19: A cross-sectional study of primary health care nurses.

COVID-19 is having a significant impact on primary healthcare nurses' mental health and nurse managers need to develop strategies to effectively address nurses' concerns and support them to sustain the workforce during and after the pandemic.

Investigating the burden of mental distress among nurses at a provincial COVID-19 referral hospital in Indonesia: a cross-sectional study

While the prevalence of mental distress in this hospital is low, it exists, and hospital management should consider training for all nurses, public sensitization on COVID-19, and provision of financial subsidies for frontline workers, in order to manage the risk factors.

Mental Health Status and Its Influencing Factors: The Case of Nurses Working in COVID-19 Hospitals in South Korea

Depression was higher in female nurses than in male nurses, and stress wasHigher in charge nurses than nurses in other job positions, and a management program should be designed to improve the mental health of nurses during the current pandemic.

Evaluating the Factors (Stress, Anxiety and Depression) Affecting the Mental Health Condition of Nurses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The fear of losing a household member, the inability to their household’s social needs and the fear of death were among the factors that concerned nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic, significantly affecting their levels of depression, anxiety and stress.

Nurse Reports of Stressful Situations during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Qualitative Analysis of Survey Responses

Perceptions of the most salient sources of stress in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic in a sample of U.S. nurses were explored and six distinct themes emerged: exposure/infection-self; illness/death-others; workplace; personal protective equipment/supplies; unknowns; opinions/politics.

Mental health of nursing professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study

The results suggest that nursing professionals’ working conditions are associated with their mental health status, and the need to improve working conditions through adequate dimensioning, support and proper biosafety measures is only heightened in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The effects on mental health of nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic: a systematic review and meta-analysis

It was found that the overall effect size of the pandemic on the mental health of nurses caring for patients diagnosed with COVID-19 was statistically significant with a value of 1,964 (G.A; 1,384-2,787; p < 0.05).



Protective Elements of Mental Health Status during the COVID-19 Outbreak in the Portuguese Population

It is observed that factors related with living conditions, maintaining the work either online or in the workplace, frequency of exercise and absence of a previous psychological or physic disorders are protective features of psychological well-being.

The immediate psychological and occupational impact of the 2003 SARS outbreak in a teaching hospital.

  • R. MaunderJ. Hunter T. Mazzulli
  • Medicine, Psychology
    CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne
  • 2003
The psychological and occupational impact of this event within a large hospital in the first 4 weeks of the SARS outbreak and the subsequent administrative and mental health response is described.

An exploratory study of nurses suffering from severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)

Although the dreaded disease affected the nurses tremendously, both physically and psychologically, it has also had its positive side, and as a result of experiencing the illness, the participants came to treasure relationships, health and everyday life more.

Compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue, anxiety, depression and stress in registered nurses in Australia: study 1 results.

The employed nurse workforce would benefit from a psychosocial capacity building intervention that reduces a nurse's risk profile, thus enhancing retention and reducing burnout.

The effect of quality of overtime work on nurses’ mental health and work engagement

Involuntary overtime work demonstrated a detrimental effect on mental health and work engagement at both the ward and individual level, whereas voluntary overtime work exerted a beneficial effect on well-being.

Impact of severe respiratory syndrome on anxiety levels of front-line health care workers.

Severe acute respiratory syndrome has likely stressed the public health care system and prediction and early identification of adverse factors in a crisis situation would allow early implementation of interventions to reduce the impact of this stress.

Exposure to bioterrorism and mental health response among staff on Capitol Hill.

Extrapolation of raw numbers to large future disasters from proportions with incorrect belief in exposure in this limited study indicates a potential for important public health consequences, to the degree that people alter their healthcare behavior based on incorrect exposure beliefs.