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Research Article - Journal of Mental Health and Aging (2021) Volume 5, Issue 6

Anxiety level among working nurses during COVID 19: A cross sectional study

Introduction: The COVID – 19 pandemic has been affected worldwide. Nepal has been also one of the country affected by coronavirus. It costs many life. Psychological aspects the working heath worker under such circumstances leads to undue pressure .The nurses has been worked as a backbone of health care system and their contribution towards this pandemic is not less than warrior inspite of anxiety of infecting self and other.

Materials and methods: Quantitative, Analytical cross-sectional research design was conducted on 209 working nurses who met the inclusion criteria, by using non-Probabilitlity purposive sampling. The anxiety level of working nurses was assessed with the help of Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale for 8 weeks.

Result: The findings of the study revealed that out of 209 nurses 56% nurses reported mild to moderate anxiety and 44% reported moderate to severe anxiety level.

Conclusion: Considerable proportion of nurses working in different wards of hospital appears to experience some degrees of stress and anxiety during COVID-19 pandemic. Hence, it is essential that health organization takes measures to improve nurses’ mental health by intervening stress management programme to ensure positive attitude and maintain mental well-being.

Author(s): Nirmala Gurung

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