A Study to Assess the Work Stress of Indian Nurses Helping in Combating COVID-19 Pandemic in Sikar
Introduction: The goal of this research is to examine the prevalence
of stress in the workplace experienced by Indian nurses in Sikar in the
battle against the illness caused by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 and
to determine the relevant elements that are contributing to this stress.
The COVID-19 outbreak has been a significant risk to the health of the
general population. The prevention, control, isolation and containment
of infections and the protection of public health have always been
crucial roles for nurses. On the other hand, there is a dearth of evidence
about the level of occupational stress experienced by these nurses.
Method: This survey study used a cross-sectional approach in which 179
nurses from Sikar responded to a questionnaire that was administered
online. The objective of this study was to assess the work stress of the
Indian nurses in Sikar who were helping in combating the COVID-19
pandemic. Instruments for the collection of data, such as the Selfrating
Anxiety Scale (SAS) and the Indian edition of the Stress Overload
Scale (SOS), were used. In order to investigate the potential relevant
influences, explanatory single-factor correlation analysis, as well as
multiple regression analysis, were used.
Result: There was a favourable correlation between this nurse group’s
ratings on the Stress Overload Measure and their scores on the Selfrating
Conclusion: The study showed that the primary contributors to nursing
stress are children, the number of hours worked per week, and anxiety.
It was seen that the pressure felt by nurses who work to combat
COVID-19 is often high.
How to cite this article:
Sharma P, Jain P, Malviya J. A Study to Assess
the Work Stress of Indian Nurses Helping
in Combating COVID-19 Pandemic in Sikar.
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