The relationship between perceived anxiety caused by Corona virus (Covid-19) with post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain in nurses

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Payamnoor University, Iran.

2 Master of Psychology, Payamnoor University, Iran.


Introduction: The rapid outbreak of Covid disease has affected 19 worlds on a large scale. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between perceived anxiety caused by Corona virus (Covid-19 disease) with post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain in nurses. Method: The present study was a descriptive correlational study. The statistical population included all nurses of Musa Ibn Al-Jaafar Hospital in Quchan city, from which 100 nurses were selected as a sample based on available sampling method and according to Krejcie and Morgan table. The research instruments were Coronavirus Anxiety Inventory, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Inventory and Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire, and the data were analyzed using stepwise regression analysis and Pearson correlation coefficient.
Results: The results showed that perceived anxiety caused by Corona virus (Covid 19) can predict post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain in nurses. The results of stepwise regression analysis showed that physical symptoms and then psychological symptoms have the highest share of predicting post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain in nurses, respectively.
Conclusion: According to the research findings, to reduce post-accident stress and increase the management and acceptance of chronic pain in nurses, coronavirus anxiety reduction techniques are recommended for staff and treatment teams in hospitals involved in coronavirus.


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