Physical and Psychological Health of Nursing Staff During the Pandemic: Effect of Stress

Authors

  • Rohini Panchbhai
  • Rucha Lohi
  • Shaini Suraj
  • Vijay Babar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.15051

Keywords:

Stress, Nursing, Physical issues, psychological issues

Abstract

Stress is part of life and it affects the people in different ways. If stress is not managed properly it can lead to
anger, frustration or depression. High stress levels can cause physical or psychological issues. It might cause
headache, weight loss or weight gain, dizziness, teeth grinding, lack of sleep, laziness, body pain, anger,
irritation, anxiety or depression. The nursing staff being part of a sector which falls under essential services
was at work in hospitals during the pandemic COVID 19. They had to report to services in spite of the fact
that they were equally exposed to the risk of getting the infection. In such situation the nursing staff was
working under stress. This study aims to investigate the relationship between the stress and health of nursing
staff employed in the COVID 19 ward.

Author Biographies

Rohini Panchbhai

Student

Rucha Lohi

Assistant Professor, Datta Meghe Institute of Management Studies

Shaini Suraj

Assistant Professor, Department of
Mental Health, Datta Meghe College of Nursing

Vijay Babar

Electronics & Tele. Engineering Yeshwantrao Chavan College
of Engineering, Nagpur

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Rohini Panchbhai, Rucha Lohi, Shaini Suraj, & Vijay Babar. (2021). Physical and Psychological Health of Nursing Staff During the Pandemic: Effect of Stress. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 4372-4375. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.15051