The Psychological Impact Among Health Workers In Effort To Facing The COVID-19 In Indonesia

Dede Nasrullah, Muhammad Natsir, Retno Twistiandayani, Lilis Rohayani, Siswanto Siswanto, Ni Made Sumartyawati, Uswatun Hasanah, Ade Herman Surya Direja

Abstract


The corona virus pandemic in Indonesia has a psychological impact among health workers who are working in hospital and caring for patients with positive Covid 19. This study aimed to examines the psychological impact among health workers in effort to facing the corona virus pandemic (covid-19) in Indonesia. In this study samples were health workers taken by spreaded in 8 islands in Indonesia uses snowball sampling technique. They were responded to the DASS-42 questionnaire, with the total of 644 respondents. The results of this study showed that about 65.8% of respondents experienced anxiety due to covid 19 outbreak, There were 3.3% experienced extremely severe anxiety and 33.1% experienced mild anxiety. Whereas those experienced stress due to covid 19 outbreak were 55%, extremely severe stress levels were 0.8% and mild stress were 34.5%. Health workers who experienced depression were 23.5%. There were 0,5% with very severe depression and mild depression were 11.2%. There is a closed correlation between anxiety (r = 0.152 p = 0.000), stress (r = 0.086 p = 0.029), and depression (r = 0.111 p = 0.005), to the worried of being alienated if infected corona virus (covid 19). The Indonesian government must handle the anxiety, stress and depression that occurs in health workers in particular and can provide protection to medical personnel so that they do not feel alienated by those around them.


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