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beiranvand F, shamsaei F, sadeghian E, tapak L. The relationship between corona anxiety and quality of life, in the staff of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences. SJNMP 2023; 9 (1) :58-72
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1- Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
2- Behavioral Disorders and Substance Abuse Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran , shamsaei68@yahoo.com
3- Chronic Diseases (Home Care) Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
4- Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
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Background & Aim: Exposure to sudden public health incidents such as infectious diseases, including the corona disease, can affect people's mental health. Worry and anxiety about illness, fear of contracting oneself or family members, creating isolation, and a relative drop in people's general mood can significantly affect the quality of life and reduce people's happiness and satisfaction in their daily lives. Based on this, the present study was conducted with the aim of determining the relationship between Corona anxiety and quality of life in the campus employees of Hamedan University of Medical Sciences.
Materials & Methods: In this correlational study, 194 employees of the Hamedan University of Medical Sciences campus were examined in 2019 using available sampling method. Data were collected using demographic information questionnaire, Corona Anxiety Scale Alipour et al and Quality of Life sf-36 questionnaire. Entry criteria included: having at least one year of work experience, being employed at the campus of Hamedan University of Medical Sciences, no history of diagnosed mental disorders, and exit criteria included incomplete completion of the questionnaire and non-attendance of employees at their workplace on the sampling day. Data analysis was done with SPSS-16 software and Pearson correlation coefficient and independent t statistical tests. A significant level (p<0.05) was considered.
Results: The average age of the participants in the study was 38.47±8,59. 68% of the studied units reported mild anxiety, 27.8% moderate anxiety and 4.1% severe anxiety. The average quality of life in different areas was (69,04±23,29), also the findings showed that anxiety There is a significant relationship between Corona and all areas of quality of life (r=-0.27 p<0,05).
Conclusion: anxiety caused by the epidemic of covid-19 can endanger the mental health of employees and affect different aspects of their lives; Therefore, it is suggested that the country's health authorities pay special attention to the mental health and quality of life of employees during an epidemic, like the outbreak of Corona, and take steps to improve the mental health of employees by holding workshops and training courses
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Received: 2023/07/24 | Revised: 2023/09/23 | Accepted: 2023/09/21 | Published: 2023/09/21 | ePublished: 2023/09/21

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