Thenmozhi P, Aswini A
Background: Health workers especially Staff nurses working in COVID 19 designated hospital during COVID 19 pandemic perceived the stress which affects both physical and mental well-being and also quality of life because nurses play essential roles in the fight against infectious diseases. Objective: The objective of the study was to assess the level of stress among staff nurses working in COVID 19 designated hospital. Methods: Non-experimental questionnaire based survey was adopted with 30 participants who selected by convenience sampling technique at selected hospital. The tool used for the study was demographic variables and perceived stress scale to assess the level of stress. Results: Out of 30 participants, majority (90%) had moderate level of stress (90%) and 10% had perceived severe level of stress. Chi-square test reveals that there is a positive association of educational status with the level of stress at the level of p<0.05. Conclusion: The study findings concluded that staff nurses perceived the stress and this may be utilized as a baseline for planning awareness campaigns on stress management among staff nurses in the future. Staff nurses are encouraged to Participate in yoga and relaxation exercise and also do the modification in duty hours according to the personal commitment especially in the pandemic situation.
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