Introduction: During the health emergency due to COVID-19, nurses faced a great challenge when having to assist patients infected with the virus, this caused emotional imbalances and affected their family, social and work environment. Objective: Analyze if concern about the spread of COVID-19 and workload predict anxiety in Peruvian nurses. Methods: A cross-sectional predictive study in which 204 Peruvian nurses the Coast, Sierra and Jungle between the ages of 22 and 57 participated. For the collection of information, the COVID-19 Contagiousness Scale was used along with the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale-2 and the Workload Scale. A correlation and multiple linear regression analysis was carried out. Results: The findings show that concern for COVID-19 infection, workload and anxiety are directly and significantly related (p <.01). Likewise, the multiple linear regression analysis shows that the concern for the spread of COVID-19 and the workload explain 31.20% of the total variance of the anxiety variable. Conclusions: Concern about the spread of COVID-19 and workload predict anxiety in Peruvian nurses.
|Translated title of the contribution||Concern about covid-19 and workload as predictors of anxiety in peruvian nurses|
|Journal||Revista Cubana de Enfermeria|
|State||Published - 2021|