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

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Abstract
The mental health of nurses participating in patient care is under threat amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This study aimed to identify the mental health status (depression, anxiety, and stress) and its influencing factors on nurses who provided patient care at a specialized hospital for COVID-19 in South Korea. Of the 180 nurses who participated in this study, 30.6% had moderate or higher levels of depression, 41% had moderate or higher anxiety levels, and 19.4% had moderate or higher stress levels. In this study, stigma influenced nurses' mental health, such that the higher the stigma, the higher the nurses' depression, anxiety, and stress. Depression was higher in female nurses than in male nurses, and stress was higher in charge nurses than nurses in other job positions. Therefore, a management program should be designed to improve the mental health of nurses during the current pandemic. In particular, a solution to reduce stigma is required, and the mental health of female nurses and nurses in leadership roles requires special attention.
Author(s)
김민영양윤이
Issued Date
2021
Type
Article
Keyword
COVID-19nursesmental health statusSouth Koreaanxietydepressionstress
DOI
10.3390/ijerph18126531
URI
https://oak.ulsan.ac.kr/handle/2021.oak/9434
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Publisher
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Location
스위스
Language
영어
ISSN
1660-4601
Citation Volume
18
Citation Number
12
Citation Start Page
6531
Citation End Page
6531
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Medicine > Nursing
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