Next Article in Journal
Ephemeral But Influential? The Correlation between Facebook Stories Usage, Addiction, Narcissism, and Positive Affect
Previous Article in Journal
Anticipated Social and Healthcare Economic Burden of People with Alzheimer’s Disease in Two Selected Regions of the Czech Republic
Article

Insomnia, Perceived Stress, and Family Support among Nursing Staff during the Pandemic Crisis

1
Psychiatric Department, Sotiria Thoracic Diseases Hospital of Athens, 11527 Athens, Greece
2
Nursing Department, Sotiria Thoracic Diseases Hospital of Athens, 11527 Athens, Greece
3
Department of Endocrinology, Maternity Hospital “Helena Venizelou”, 11521 Athens, Greece
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Healthcare 2020, 8(4), 434; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare8040434
Received: 11 September 2020 / Revised: 15 October 2020 / Accepted: 22 October 2020 / Published: 26 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nutrition and Sleep amid COVID-19)
The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to cause mental health issues, especially for healthcare professionals. The aim of this study was to investigate levels of perceived stress, insomnia, and the sense of family support among nurses in pandemic conditions. We administered in a sample of 150 nurses from different hospital departments during the COVID-19 pandemic the Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS), Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), and Family Support Scale (FSS). Individual and demographic data were recorded. In total, 120 women and 30 men completed the study questionnaires. Almost half of the participants (49.7%) reported the presence of insomnia and more than half (50.3%) experienced increased stress levels. Scores on the Athens Insomnia Scale correlated positively with Perceived Stress Scale scores (p < 0.01), and negatively with Family Support Scale scores (p < 0.01). Significantly negative correlations were observed among scores on the Perceived Stress Scale and the Family Support Scale (p < 0.01). The regression models revealed that ‘scores on Perceived Stress Scale’ and ‘years of work experience’ were significant predictors of ‘scores on Athens Insomnia Scale’, each explaining 43.6% and 2.3% of the variance. ‘Scores on Athens Insomnia Scale’ and ‘scores on Family Support Scale’ were significant predictors of ‘scores on Perceived Stress Scale’, explaining 43.7% and 9.2% of the variance. In conclusion, we confirmed that working with COVID-19 patients has a negative impact on the sleep of nurses, possibly mediated by increased levels of stress. Family support, as a protective factor, appears to moderate the deleterious consequences of stress. View Full-Text
Keywords: insomnia; stress; family support; nurses; COVID-19 insomnia; stress; family support; nurses; COVID-19
MDPI and ACS Style

Tselebis, A.; Lekka, D.; Sikaras, C.; Tsomaka, E.; Tassopoulos, A.; Ilias, I.; Bratis, D.; Pachi, A. Insomnia, Perceived Stress, and Family Support among Nursing Staff during the Pandemic Crisis. Healthcare 2020, 8, 434. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare8040434

AMA Style

Tselebis A, Lekka D, Sikaras C, Tsomaka E, Tassopoulos A, Ilias I, Bratis D, Pachi A. Insomnia, Perceived Stress, and Family Support among Nursing Staff during the Pandemic Crisis. Healthcare. 2020; 8(4):434. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare8040434

Chicago/Turabian Style

Tselebis, Athanasios, Dimitra Lekka, Christos Sikaras, Effrosyni Tsomaka, Athanasios Tassopoulos, Ioannis Ilias, Dionisios Bratis, and Argyro Pachi. 2020. "Insomnia, Perceived Stress, and Family Support among Nursing Staff during the Pandemic Crisis" Healthcare 8, no. 4: 434. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare8040434

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop