Study on the stress levels of hospital staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Project leader: Prof. Dr. Peter U. Heuschmann, Institut für Klinische Epidemiologie und Biometrie Universität Würzburg
Prof. Dr. Grit Hein, Clinic and Polyclinic for Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Michael Schuler, Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biometry, University of Würzburg
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Stefan Unterecker, Clinic and Polyclinic for Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy
Dr. Bodo Warrings, Clinic and Polyclinic for Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy
Dr. Elisabeth Jentschke, Psycho-oncological, neuropsychological and gerontological service
M.Sc. Psych. Paula Wessels, Psychologist in the Clinic and Polyclinic for Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy
Project duration: 2020-2022
The global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic poses a particular challenge for employees at the University Hospital of Würzburg. On the one hand, the increased workload and the risk of infection are causing stress. On the other hand, the political measures to combat the pandemic are making everyday life more difficult, e.g. through contact restrictions or closed schools, nurseries and day-care centres. This study systematically recorded the stress experienced by employees of the University Hospital at five measurement points and tracked it over the course of the pandemic (five measurement points between autumn 2020 and autumn 2022). The study also investigated the factors associated with psychological stress and the support services requested by employees. The results should help to reduce stress and optimise support services.