Journal article

Australian and Danish nurses' and midwives' wellbeing during COVID-19: a comparison study.

Sara Holton, Karen Wynter, Mette Juel Rothmann, Mette Maria Skjoeth, Julie Considine, Maryann Street, Ana Hutchinson, Damien Khaw, Alison M Hutchinson, Cherene Ockerby, Shane Crowe, Melody Trueman, Susan Sweeney, Suellen Bruce, Bodil Rasmussen

Collegian | Published : 2021

Abstract

Background: Most investigations of nurses' and midwives' psychological wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic have been conducted in a single setting. Aim: To assess and compare the psychological wellbeing of nurses and midwives in Australia and Denmark during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: Nurses and midwives employed at four metropolitan health services in Australia and one in Denmark completed an anonymous online survey, which assessed depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms (The Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale - 21 Items (DASS-21)), and sociodemographic and employment factors. Findings: Completed surveys were received from 3001 nurses and midwives (1611 Australian and 1390 Danish)..

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