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Subjective burden and perspectives of German healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Kramer, V., Papazova, I., Thoma, A., Kunz, M., Falkai, P., Schneider-Axmann, T., Hierundar, A., Wagner, E. & Hasan, A., 19-Aug-2020, In : European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. 11 p.

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Kramer, V., Papazova, I., Thoma, A., Kunz, M., Falkai, P., Schneider-Axmann, T., Hierundar, A., Wagner, E., & Hasan, A. (2020). Subjective burden and perspectives of German healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00406-020-01183-2, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00406-020-01183-2

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Kramer, Victoria ; Papazova, Irina ; Thoma, Andreas ; Kunz, Miriam ; Falkai, Peter ; Schneider-Axmann, Thomas ; Hierundar, Anke ; Wagner, Elias ; Hasan, Alkomiet. / Subjective burden and perspectives of German healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. In: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. 2020.

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Kramer, V, Papazova, I, Thoma, A, Kunz, M, Falkai, P, Schneider-Axmann, T, Hierundar, A, Wagner, E & Hasan, A 2020, 'Subjective burden and perspectives of German healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic', European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00406-020-01183-2, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00406-020-01183-2

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Subjective burden and perspectives of German healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. / Kramer, Victoria; Papazova, Irina; Thoma, Andreas; Kunz, Miriam; Falkai, Peter; Schneider-Axmann, Thomas; Hierundar, Anke; Wagner, Elias; Hasan, Alkomiet.

In: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 19.08.2020.

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Kramer V, Papazova I, Thoma A, Kunz M, Falkai P, Schneider-Axmann T et al. Subjective burden and perspectives of German healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. 2020 Aug 19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00406-020-01183-2, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00406-020-01183-2


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title = "Subjective burden and perspectives of German healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic",
abstract = "Healthcare workers (HCW) face tremendous challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Little is known about the subjective burden, views, and COVID-19 infection status of HCWs. The aim of this work was to evaluate the subjective burden, the perception of the information policies, and the agreement on structural measures in a large cohort of German HCW during the COVID-19 pandemic. This country-wide anonymous online survey was carried out from April 15th until May 1st, 2020. 25 content-related questions regarding the subjective burden and other dimensions were evaluated. We evaluated different dimensions of subjective burden, stress, and perspectives using 5-point Likert-scale questions. Moreover, the individual COVID-19 infection status, the amount of people infected in circle of friends and acquaintances and the hours working overtime were assessed. A total of 3669 HCWs provided sufficient responses for analyses. 2.8% of HCWs reported to have been tested positive for COVID-19. Nurses reported in principle higher ratings on all questions of subjective burden and stress than doctors and other hospital staff. Doctors (3.6%) and nurses (3.1%) were more likely to be tested positive for COVID-19 than other hospital staff (0.6%, Chi(2)2 = 17.39, p < 0.0005). HCWs who worked in a COVID-19 environment reported higher levels of subjective burden and stress compared to all other participants. Working in a COVID-19 environment increased the likelihood to be tested positive for COVID-19 (4.8% vs. 2.3%, Chi(1)2 = 12.62, p < 0.0005) and the severity of the subjective burden. During the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses experience more stress than doctors. Overall, German HCWs showed high scores of agreement with the measures taken by the hospitals.",
keywords = "Stress, COVID-19, Pandemic, Personal burden, Depression, Anxiety",
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AU - Hierundar, Anke

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AU - Hasan, Alkomiet

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