Knowledge, Anxiety, Depression, and Sleep Quality Among Medical Staff in Central South Areas of China During the Break of COVID-19: Does the Level of Hospitals Make a Difference?

Purpose: To evaluate the knowledge, anxiety, depression, and sleep quality toward COVID-19 among Chinese medical staff from tertiary and basic-level hospitals in central south areas of China.Method: A structured questionnaire was composed of Demographic and clinical characteristics of medical staff, Knowledge toward COVID-19 including epidemiology and clinical manifestations, The Self-rating anxiety scale (SAS), Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), and The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). It was administered to medical staff from tertiary hospitals (Group A) (n = 407) and basic-level hospitals (Group B) (n = 388) during February 2020 and May 2020.Results: Medical staff in group A had a stronger knowledge toward COVID-19 than group B (23.69 ± 5.83 &18.15 ± 6.35, p
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

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We read with great interest the letter by Fern ández-De-Las-Peñas and colleagues1 in Journal of Infection on the status of mental health and sleep in previously hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Evidence support that after hospital discharge for seven months, almost 50% of hospitalised survivors still have anxiety or depressive symptoms and/or p oor sleep quality. Meanwhile, Liu and colleagues2 thought the mental health of children quarantined would be negatively affected by COVID-19, which published in The Lancet Child&Adolescent Health.
Source: Journal of Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our study showed that COVID-19 could have profound mental influences on psychiatric inpatients. It is high time we did some screening in the wards to seek for patients at risk.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Poor sleep quality was highly prevalent among Brazilian physiotherapists during the COVID-19 outbreak. Frontline physiotherapists showed worse sleep quality and more symptoms of anxiety and stress than non-frontline physiotherapists. Being at the frontline was associated with a higher chance of poor sleep quality.PMID:34402721 | DOI:10.1080/09593985.2021.1965271
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Source Type: research
Wing-Fai Yeung In response to the worsening situation of the COVID pandemic, this follow-up study aimed to assess the impact of the “third wave” of the outbreak on sleep and mood disturbances among Hong Kong citizens. A total of 339 respondents included in our last study during the second wave (4–11 August 2020) joined this survey (response rate = 51.1%). The questionnaire collected data on sleep conditions, mood, stress, and risk perception. The sleep quality and mood status were assessed using the Insomnia Severity Index (ISI), General Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7), and Patient Health Questionnaire-9....
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Conclusions: During the COVID-19 outbreak, the major reported psychological distresses among Chinese teachers are anxiety, sleep disturbance and somatic symptoms. There were gender, age and school setting differences. Females, teachers over 45 years old and those who work at universities tend to be more vulnerable. Different teachers chose different interventions, mostly based on the severity of their symptoms.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
The 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has spread to the whole world. Psychological and sleep problems among confirmed patients have drawn extensive attention which may be highly related to immune function and inflammatory responses of people. The aim of this study is to examine the correlation of mental health status, sleep quality, and inflammatory markers, virus negative conversion time (NCT) among confirmed patients during the COVID-19 outbreak. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in this study. Data from 66 patients assessed with demographic information, anxious symptom, depressive symptom, stress, and sleep qu...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
This study aims to determine the levels of hopelessness and anxiety experienced by nursing students during the COVID-19 outbreak. This descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted with students of a state university. In the collection of the data, Descriptive Characteristics Form prepared by the researchers, the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Test (GAD-7), and the Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS) were used. The mean GAD-7 score of the students participating in the study was 6.65 ± 5.03 and the mean BHS score was 6.11 ± 4.91. It was determined that the score of GAD-7 and BHS were a significant positive high ...
Source: Omega - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
J Psychiatr Res. 2021 Jun 4;140:533-544. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.05.080. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been associated with mental health consequences due to direct (i.e., SARS-CoV-2 infection, potentially due to neuronal or astrocytic infection, microvascular, or inflammatory mechanisms) and indirect (i.e., social and economic impacts of COVID-19 prevention measures) effects. Investigation of mental health in a region with one of the longest lockdowns and lowest COVID-19 prevalence globally (Victoria, Australia) allowed for evaluation of mental health in the abse...
Source: Australian Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
by Leiyu Yue, Rui Zhao, Qingqing Xiao, Yu Zhuo, Jianying Yu, Xiandong Meng BackgroundThe 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is a public health emergency of international concern and poses a challenge to the mental health and sleep quality of front-line medical staff (FMS). The aim of this study was to investigate the sleep quality of FMS during the COVID-19 outbreak in China and analyze the relationship between mental health and sleep quality of FMS. MethodsFrom February 24, 2020 to March 22, 2020, a cross-sectional study was performed with 543 FMS from a medical center in Western China. A self-reported questionn...
Source: PLoS One - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
Aging Clin Exp Res. 2021 Jun 23. doi: 10.1007/s40520-021-01911-1. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: COVID-19 is erupting globally. Mass quarantine had been implemented all around China which could influence the psychological status of patients with memory disorders and their caregivers.AIM: To investigate the psychological impact of mass quarantine on patients with memory disorders and their caregivers in China.METHODS: We completed a cross-sectional study in 787 patients and their caregivers registered from 2010 to 2019 in Memory Clinic, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, by telephone i...
Source: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: research
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