Volume 23, Issue 5 (December & January - Special Issue on COVID-19 2020)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2020, 23(5): 710-723 | Back to browse issues page


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Rahmanian M, Kamali A R, Mosalanezhad H, Foroughian M, Kalani N, Hatami N, et al . A Comparative Study on Anxiety of Medical and Non-medical Staff due to Exposure and Non-exposure ‎to the Novel Coronavirus Disease. J Arak Uni Med Sci 2020; 23 (5) :710-723
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1- Critical Care and Pain Management Research Center, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran.
2- Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran.
3- Department of Health, School of Medicine, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran.
4- Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
5- Center for Health and the Social Sciences, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran.
6- Student Research Committee, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran.
7- Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran. , e.rayat.dost@gmail.com
8- Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran.
Abstract:   (5670 Views)
Background and Aim: The recent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has caused a lot of stress and anxiety in the world. Given that health care workers are at the forefront of fighting against COVID-19, they are the first to be exposed to this disease.
Methods & Materials: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted on 402 medical and administrative staff working in hospitals and health centers affiliated to Jahrom University of Medical Sciences in 2020. Data collection tools were a demographic form and the Corona Disease Anxiety Scale (CDAS).
Ethical Considerations: This study was approved by the Vice-Chancellor for Research of Jahrom University of Medical Sciences (Code: IR.JUMS.REC.1399.046).
Results: The mean score of psychological symptoms of anxiety in the medical staff (46.91) was higher than in the administrative staff (42.63). Its physical symptoms were also higher in the clinical staff (12.80) compared to the administrative staff (10.94). There was a significant difference between the clinical and administrative staff in terms of anxiety (P=0.030).
Conclusion: Medical staff has higher psychological and physical symptoms of anxiety compared to the non-medical staff during the COVID-19 outbreak. Therefore, in order to reduce the anxiety of medical staff, health policymakers should take the necessary measures to take care of this group.
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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: COVID-19
Received: 2020/08/22 | Accepted: 2020/11/4

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