COVID-19 Causes Fear Among The Active Workers During The COVID-19 Pandemic


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KABASAKAL E. , ÖZPULAT F., AKCA A. , ÖZCEBE L. H.

The Third International Clinical Nursing Research Congress, İstanbul, Turkey, 8 - 11 December 2020, no.78, pp.158

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.158

Abstract

Goal: To find out the fear of COVID-19 among the active workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Methods: In this descriptive study, 426 healthcare workers and 309 workers in the service sectors wereinterviewed through internet. Sociodemographic characteristics of the participants and Fear of COVID-19 Scale (FCV-19S) were included in the questionnaire.

Findings: The median Fear Score were found as 17.73±6.99 in healthcare workers and 14.95±6.83 in service industry workers (p>0.05). The workers who felt to have COVID-19 symptoms had higher scores of fear scale in the healthcare workers than service industry workers.

Results: As a conclusion, all active workers need more support in fear management; but health care workers need special psychological support from the management of the health institutions.