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Revista Psicologia e Saúde

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PIFFER, Letícia; SCHMIDT, Maria Luiza Gava  and  JUNIOR, João Massuda. Anxiety and depression among nursing professionals at UPA during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Rev. Psicol. Saúde [online]. 2021, vol.13, n.3, pp. 173-185. ISSN 2177-093X.

Descriptive, correlational, cross-sectional study, which evaluated anxiety and depression among nursing professionals at an Emergency Care Unit (UPA). Data were collected using a sociodemographic questionnaire and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). The study included twelve technicians, eleven nursing auxiliaries and seven nurses, most of them female (80.0%), married (40.0%) and with a predominant age group between 41 and 50 years old (36.7%). The respondents showed regular anxiety (66.7%) and depression (86.7%) levels. The anxiety (α = 0.71) and depression (α = 0.67) subscales showed adequate internal consistency. The association analysis between the total scores of anxiety and depression assessment indicated a statistically significant (p = 0.01), positive and strong (ρ = 0.741) correlation. HADS indicated good sensitivity to assess anxiety and depression symptoms; however, it did not show high scores in the period of the covid-19 pandemic in respondents.

Keywords : nursing professionals; anxiety; depression; covid-19.

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