COVID-19–Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Jordanian Nurses During the Pandemic

نتاج البحث: المساهمة في مجلةArticleمراجعة النظراء


Background: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has been declared a pandemic and has affected both patients and health-care workers. This study was conducted to explore the extent of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experiences among nurses because of the COVID-19 pandemic in Jordan.
Methods: This study used a cross-sectional study design with a convenience sampling
approach. A sample of 259 participants completed the study questionnaires, including a socio-demographic questionnaire and the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist for DSM-5 between May and July 2020.
Results: The prevalence of PTSD among the study participants was 37.1%. Most study participants who exhibited PTSD symptoms presented the lowest level of PTSD (17%). The results
showed significant differences in overall COVID-19-related PTSD according to the participant’s age (F = 14.750; P = 0.000), gender (F = 30.340; P = 0.000), level of education
(F = 51.983; P = 0.000), years of experience (F = 52.33, P = 0.000), place of work
(F = 19.593; P = 0.000), and working position (F = 11.597; P = 0.000), as determined by
1-way ANOVA.
Conclusions: Nurses must be qualified and accredited to cope with reported PTSD cases
and their consequences in relation to COVID-19 outbreaks. A close collaboration with a
multidisciplinary team is required to recognize, manage, and encourage safety literacy
among health-care professionals and individuals diagno
اللغة الأصليةEnglish
عدد الصفحات8
دوريةDisaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
حالة النشرPublished - 2021

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