Work Engagement in Nurses during the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Study

Source avec lien : Healthcare, 9(3), . 10.3390/healthcare9030253

Dans certaines régions d’Espagne, les services de santé et les professionnels travaillant en première ligne contre le virus Sars-Cov-2 ont été largement débordés à tous les niveaux. Par conséquent, l’objectif de cette étude était d’évaluer le niveau d’engagement professionnel des infirmières espagnoles pendant la pandémie de COVID-19.

In some areas of Spain, health services and professionals working in the front line against the Sars-Cov-2 virus have been widely overwhelmed at all levels. Therefore, the objective of this study was to assess the level of work engagement of Spanish nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic. A cross-sectional study was carried out. The sample consisted of 510 active nurses from all over Spain, without age exclusion, who voluntarily accepted to participate in the study. Work engagement was assessed with the 9-item Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES) questionnaire, through an online questionnaire and non-probabilistic snowball sampling. The results showed a mean age of 45.9 years (SD = 10.7 years), most of them women (78.1%), and 58.5% were in primary care. The mean score for the UWES-9 questionnaire was 4.6 points (SD = 1.35). The categorical regression analysis performed revealed an R2 value of 0.75 and a significance of p < 0.01 in the sex, type of unit, and training variables. The Spanish nurses in the sample present high levels of work engagement in all dimensions in general, although the lowest mean scores are found in the vigor dimension, among men, and nurses working in hospital and critical units. Lisez l’article

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