Risk factors for anxiety in medical health workers during coronavirus disease 2019 in Medan, Indonesia. (Special Issue: Neuroscience, neurology, psychiatry and general medicine.)

Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences(2021)

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BACKGROUND: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus outbreak that is infecting many people almost all over the world, including Indonesia The impact of this pandemic also affects medical health workers who are in charge of treating COVID-19 patients where they are at high risk of being infected This causes psychological disorders such as anxiety and many factors that can become a risk for anxiety AIM: The aim of the study was to investigate risk factors for anxiety in medical health workers who treat COVID-19 patients MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted in Haji Adam Malik Hospital and its satellites in Medan, North Sumatera, cross-sectional through online survey using hospital anxiety and depression scale, anxiety subscale, from May 2020 to July 2020, 129 participants RESULTS: Four risk factors have a relationship to the occurrence of anxiety, such as gender, marital status, history of organic diseases, and duration of work caring for COVID-19 patients CONCLUSIONS: By knowing the risk factors that can cause anxiety in medical health workers, it is hoped that both the hospital management and individual medical health workers can pay more attention to and anticipate so that medical health workers can feel more secure in carrying out their duties treating for COVID-19 patients
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