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Psychological impact among health workers in effort to facing the COVID-19 in Indonesia

Nasrullah, Dede and Natsir, M. and Twistiandayani, Retno and Rohayani, Lilis and Siswanto, Siswanto and Sumartyawati, Ni Made and Hasanah, Uswatun and Direja, Ade Herman Surya (2021) Psychological impact among health workers in effort to facing the COVID-19 in Indonesia. International Journal of Public Health Science (IJPHS), 10 (1). pp. 181-188. ISSN 2252-8806

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        The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Indonesia has a psychological impact among health workers who are working in hospital and caring for patients with positive COVID-19. This study aimed to examines the psychological impact among health workers in effort to facing the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) in Indonesia. Snowball sampling technique was employed to gather the sample in the eight islands. The health workers were responded to the depression anxiety stress scales (DASS-42) questionnaire, with the total of 644 respondents. The results of this study showed that about 65.8% of respondents experienced anxiety due to COVID-19 outbreak, There were 3.3% experienced extremely severe anxiety and 33.1% experienced mild anxiety. Whereas those experienced stress due to COVID-19 outbreak were 55%, extremely severe stress levels were 0.8% and mild stress were 34.5%. Health workers who experienced depression were 23.5%. There were 0.5% with very severe depression and mild depression was 11.2%. There is a closed correlation between anxiety (r=0.152 p=0.000), stress (r=0.086 p=0.029), and depression (r=0.111 p=0.005), to the worried of being alienated if infected coronavirus (COVID-19). The Indonesian government has to handle the anxiety, stress and depression that occurs in health workers in particular and can provide protection to medical personnel so that they do not feel alienated by those around them.

        Item Type: Article
        Uncontrolled Keywords: Health worker, Mental health, Pandemic, Psychological impact
        Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
        R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
        R Medicine > RT Nursing
        Divisions: Jurnal > Fakultas Ilmu Kesehatan
        Depositing User: DEDE NASRULLAH NASRULLAH
        Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2021 20:14
        Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 20:14

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