Compulsion Symptoms among Health Care Providers during the Pandemic of Corona at Baghdad Teaching Hospital

Authors

  • Shatha Salah Jaseem
  • Mohammed Baqer Al-Jubouri

Keywords:

compulsion symptoms, health care providers, COVID-19

Abstract

Objectives:  The present study aimed to assess the compulsion among health care providers during the pandemic of COVID-19.

Methodology:  a descriptive design was used in the present study.  This study was conducted from October 10th, 2020 through May 20th, 2021.  The study was conducted on a probability (convenient) sample of 248 physicians and nurses who work at Baghdad Teaching hospital in Baghdad city.  The instrument was used in this study is the COVID Stress Scale-Arabic version (CSS).

 Results:  The result of this study showed that 42 % of HCPs had moderate symptoms and 36% of them had mild compulsive symptoms, and only 13% have severe compulsive symptoms according to the score of COVID stress scale.

Conclusions:  78.6 % of the participants had mild to moderate compulsive and 13.7% had sever compulsion.

Recommendations:  All HCPs must get regular and thorough training on how to deal with the pandemic, and there is a need for more researches on how infectious disease epidemics affect the mental health of HCPs.

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Published

2022-01-06

How to Cite

Shatha Salah Jaseem, & Mohammed Baqer Al-Jubouri. (2022). Compulsion Symptoms among Health Care Providers during the Pandemic of Corona at Baghdad Teaching Hospital. Iraqi National Journal of Nursing Specialties, 34(2), 59–65. Retrieved from https://injns.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/INJNS/article/view/575