This study by led nurse researchers at the Deaconess Health System, Evansville, Indiana, compares the degree of resilience and physical and mental health in nurses before and during COVID-19.
A higher proportion of nurses surveyed during COVID-19 reported working more than 8 hours of overtime per week, had thoughts of quitting their jobs, and thought their workloads were too much, compared to before COVID-19.
Generally, resilience scores and self-perceived physical and mental health scores were statistically significantly lower in the nurses surveyed during COVID-19, compared to before COVID-19, but those differences were only seen in certain subgroups, especially younger and older nurses.
The researchers concluded that nurse leaders should implement interventions that build resilience and perceived well-being during periods of usual and prolonged stress.
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