The association between fear of COVID-19 and mental health: The mediating roles of burnout and job stress among emergency nursing staff

Daniel Kwasi Ahorsu, Chung Ying Lin, Zohreh Hosseini Marznaki, Amir H. Pakpour

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Abstract

Aim: This current study examined the mediation roles of burnout and job stress in the association between fear of COVID-19 and mental health among emergency nurses. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Methods: A total of 516 emergency nurses with a mean age of 41.18 (SD = 8.24), mostly females (76.16%) and married (78.9%) responded to measures on fear of COVID-19, burnout, job stress and mental health between 15 September and 7 November 2020. Results: There was a significantly direct effect between (a) fear of COVID-19 and mental health, (b) fear of COVID-19 and mediators (burnout and job stress) and (c) mediators (burnout and job stress) and mental health. Also, there was a significantly indirect effect between fear of COVID-19 and mental health through job stress, burnout or both. Conclusions: Fear of COVID-19 directly and indirectly influenced the mental health of emergency nurses. Therefore, hospital authorities should provide sufficient resources to allay the fears of nurses during this COVID-19 pandemic period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1147-1154
Number of pages8
JournalNursing Open
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)

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