To assess basic knowledge of covid-19 and impact of covid-19 on mental health status of nursing staff working in covid-19 hospital atmosphere
Hemant Parshuram Dange, Arundhati Gurav and Paurnima Naik
Introduction: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Common symptoms include fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, and loss of smell and taste. While the majority of cases result in mild symptoms, some progress to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) possibly precipitated by cytokine storm, multi-organ failure, septic shock, and blood clots. Nursing is a profession within the health care sector focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life. Nurses may be differentiated from other health care providers by their approach to patient care, training, and scope of practice. Nurses develop a plan of care, working collaboratively with physicians, therapists, the patient, the patient's family, and other team members that focuses on treating illness to improve quality of life. In the United Kingdom and the United States, advanced practice nurses, such as clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners, diagnose health problems and prescribe medications and other therapies, depending on individual state regulations.
Material and Method: Descriptive and co-relational approach was used for the study. The subject for the study was n=71 Nursing staff by using convenient sampling technique. A well prepared structured questionnaire was prepared by using Google link and used to collect the data, which comprise of section- A dealt with socio demographic data. Section- B dealt with assessment of the basic knowledge of Covid-19 among the Nursing staff and section -C dealt with assessment of impact of Covid-19 on Mental Health Status of Nursing staff working in Covid-19 Hospital Atmosphere by using standardize questionnaire by using Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).
Results: Study findings that majority 35.21% that is 25 nurses had borderline abnormal depression status, 33.80% that is 22 nurses had borderline abnormal depression status and 30.98% that is 22 nurses were not having any depression status where as majority 43.66% that is 31 nurses were shows the normal anxiety status, 32.39% that is 23 nurses had abnormal anxiety status and 23.94% that is 17 nurses were having borderline anxiety status.
Conclusion: At conclusion study reveals that majority 43.66% that is 31 nurses were shows the normal anxiety where as majority 35.21% that is 25 nurses had borderline abnormal Depression status.
Hemant Parshuram Dange, Arundhati Gurav, Paurnima Naik. To assess basic knowledge of covid-19 and impact of covid-19 on mental health status of nursing staff working in covid-19 hospital atmosphere. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2020;3(2):121-123. DOI: 10.33545/nursing.2020.v3.i2.B.111