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Cross sectional study on pressure and related factors of c2019 coronavirus disease among medical service providers in Ethiopia

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Abstract: Background coronavirus causes serious health problems worldwide, including increasing the mental health burden of society, especially health care providers. Understanding the immediate mental health and psychological response of medical service providers after public health emergencies is very important for the implementation of better disaster prevention and response mechanism. Objectively, the purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of perceived stress among health care providers in Dila, southern Ethiopia and the risk factors of coronavirus disease in 2019. method. From March to April 2020, an institution based cross-sectional study was conducted in 244 samples using systematic random sampling technology. Data collection was conducted under validated perceived stresscale adapted from the World Health Organization. Data were coded and entered into Epi Info Version 7 and were exported and analyzed with SPSS version 20. Crude and adjusted OR were analyzed using logistic regression, and the level of significance of association was determined at value <0.05. Result. The prevalence of perceived stress among participants was 126 (51.6 ). Being at the age range of 25–31 years (AOR = 2.5, 95 CI, 1.12, 5.81), master’s and above in their qualification (AOR = 6.0, 95 CI 1.59, 22.31), nurse professionals (AOR = 8.2, 95 CI 2.69, 24.74), and pharmacist professionals (AOR = 4.8, 95 CI, 1.25, 18.64) were variables found to have a strong statistically significant association with the perceived stress of coronavirus disease. Conclusion. More than half of the study participants were found to have perceived stress for coronavirus disease. Early screening and intervention of stress among frontline healthcare providers based on the findings are suggested.

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