Developing and testing a measure of COVID-19 organizational support of healthcare workers – results from Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia

Stephen X. Zhang, Shuhua Sun, Asghar Afshar Jahanshahi, Aldo Alvarez-Risco, Verónica García Ibarra, Jizhen Li, Ross Mary Patty-Tito

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    Abstract

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers are facing high workloads with resource constraints and risk of virus exposure, and healthcare organizations need to support their healthcare workers to reduce their anxiety. Based on a recent 8-point framework of COVID-19 specific organization support, we devised a measure of COVID-19 Organizational Support (COVID-OS). We tested the new measure with 712 healthcare workers in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru and found the new measure formed three factors to predict healthcare workers’ anxiety and life satisfaction during the COVID-19 pandemic. We call for further studies to test COVID-OS in other countries and settings.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number113174
    JournalPsychiatry Research
    Volume291
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Sep 2020

    Keywords

    • Anxiety
    • Life satisfaction
    • Pandemic

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