Worry and fear as predictors of fatalism by COVID-19 in the daily work of nurses

Translated title of the contribution: Worry and fear as predictors of fatalism by COVID-19 in the daily work of nurses

Jhon Alex Zeladita-Huaman, Roberto Zegarra-Chapoñan, Rosa Castro-Murillo, Teresa Catalina Surca-Rojas

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: to analyze the relationship between the concern and fear of COVID-19 with fatalism in the daily work of nurses. METHOD: analytical cross-sectional study carried out with a total of 449 nurses. Data collection was performed using instruments validated in Peru. In the analysis, the Shapiro-Wilk test and the Spearman correlation coefficient were used, and two multiple regression models were estimated, with variable selection in stages. RESULTS: nurses had a moderate level of fatalism and a low level of fear and concern about COVID-19. The first statistical model, which included sociodemographic variables, explains only 3% of the fatalism variance. However, a second model that includes fear and perception explains 33% of it. CONCLUSION: Worry, fear and having been diagnosed with COVID-19 were predictors of fatalism. It is suggested the implementation of psycho-emotional interventions in daily work - aimed at Nursing professionals who present high levels of fear or concern - to reduce fatalism and prevent fatal consequences of the pandemic and promote health.

Translated title of the contributionWorry and fear as predictors of fatalism by COVID-19 in the daily work of nurses
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e3605
JournalRevista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
Volume30
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes

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