NORMA eResearch @NCI Library

Stress, anxiety, and depression among nursing home healthcare workers during a pandemic

Killeen Hughes, Megan (2022) Stress, anxiety, and depression among nursing home healthcare workers during a pandemic. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

[img]
Preview
PDF (Bachelor of Arts)
Download (709kB) | Preview

Abstract

Aims: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between age, work experience and stress, anxiety, and depression. It also aimed to investigate the affect contact with COVID-19 in the workplace will have on levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. Lastly, the study aimed to investigate the affect a person’s job role will have on levels of stress, anxiety, and depression.

Method: Healthcare workers (Nurses, health care assistants and social care works) that had worked through the pandemic in nursing home facilities were recruited using social media. Participants completed a short demographic questionnaire before completing the DASS-21.

Results: A significant, weak, positive correlation was found between age and stress, anxiety, and depression. A significant, moderate, positive correlation was found between work experience and stress, anxiety, and depression. A MANOVA found contact with COVID-19 to be significant in effecting levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. The second MANOVA found a participant’s job title effects levels of stress, anxiety, and depression, with nurses.

Conclusion: Findings provide an insight into the mental health of healthcare workers. Findings have shown similar results to previous research in hospital settings and have shown that COVID-19 has affected healthcare workers.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Emotions
R Medicine > Healthcare Industry
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental Health
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Stress (Psychology)
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2022 11:06
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2022 11:06
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5653

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item