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Memorias del Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud

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MAIDANA, Aida; GAVIRIA, Gladys; KAPPES, María  e  LEIVA, Gloria. Stress assessment in time of COVID-19 pandemic: a health professionals' perspective. Paraguay. 2020. Mem. Inst. Investig. Cienc. Salud [online]. 2022, vol.20, n.3, pp.45-50. ISSN 1812-9528.

The COVID-19 pandemic has surprised us with a crude reality, the diffusion through the news of the appearance of a very lethal virus of the coronavirus family, in the face of an almost total lack of personal protective equipment in which public and private hospitals were struggling. The present study had an observational, descriptive and cross-sectional design. A total of 101 health professionals took part in the study. Non-probabilistic convenience sampling was used. Participants were contacted by telematic means and a questionnaire was administered using Google Forms. To evaluate the stress of the participants, the psychosomatic problems questionnaire was applied and for the level of anxiety, the Anxiety Disorder Scale was used. The most relevant findings for the sociodemographic characteristics were: 70.5 % was female, 34.1 % of the age group 21 to 30 years, with a university academic level 65.9 %. Of the professionals, 47.7% (48) presented mild stress and 36.4% was in the alarm phase. Regarding anxiety, 45.5 % (46) presented moderate anxiety and 36.4 % (37), mild anxiety. It was concluded that the majority of these health professionals presented a mild level of stress during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Palavras-chave : stress; anxiety; health professional; COVID-19 pandemic.

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