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Ghaljeh M, Gholami R, Rezaee N. The Effect of Psychological Immunization on Perceived Stress and Anxiety Caused by Covid-19 in Nurses of Psychiatry Departments: A Semi-Experimental Study. IJN 2023; 36 (143)
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1- Community Nursing Research Center, Zahedan University of medical sciences, Zahedan, Iran.
2- Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran.
3- Community Nursing Research Center, Zahedan University of medical sciences, Zahedan, Iran. , nasrin_rezaee2005@yahoo.com
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Introduction: In the covid-19 pandemic, nurses in psychiatric departments, in addition to the nature of the disease, are dealing with patients whose reality is disordered. These nurses are involved in additional challenges. The present study was conducted with the aim of determining the effect of psychological immunization on perceived stress and anxiety caused by covid-19 in nurses of psychiatry departments of Zahedan University of Medical Sciences.
Methodology: The study is semi-experimental. Sampling was Convenience method. 50 nurses of Baharan psychiatry departments of Zahedan city formed the research community. Data collection tools included personal information form and questionnaires of perceived stress and anxiety of Corona. Immunization training against stress was conducted as a two-day workshop. Data analysis was done by SPSS16 and using mean, standard deviation and chi-square tests, independent t, paired t and Fisher's exact test. In cases where p>0.05, a significant difference was reported.
Results: The findings showed that most of the nurses were infected with Covid-19 and most of them were vaccinated. The mean and standard deviation of the anxiety score of nurses in the intervention group decreased significantly from 11.96±10.05 to 8.12±6.92 (p=0.004) and in the control group it decreased from 11.84±10.26 to 8.40±6.51 (p=0.07).The mean and standard deviation of the nurses' perceived stress score in the intervention group changed from 27.45±5.56 before the psychological immunization intervention to 27.20±4.20 after it (p=0.8) and in the control group It changed from 27.48±4.71 to 28.32±4.87 after the intervention (p=0.43).
Conclusion: The results showed that psychological immunization had no effect on perceived anxiety and stress caused by covid-19 in nurses of psychiatric departments. The non-significance of the results of this study can indicate that with the passage of time, the perceived anxiety and stress of nurses, which was high at the beginning of the pandemic, has decreased. Therefore, it can be suggested that the authorities should try to pay attention to the psychological problems of nurses at the beginning of every pandemic.
Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2023/06/8 | Accepted: 2023/08/23 | Published: 2023/08/23

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