Nurses working on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic were at risk for insomnia and burnout, according to results from a cross-sectional study, published in Perspectives in Psychiatric Care.

Between May 10 and 20 2020, nurses (N=384) working in hospitals in Turkey were randomly contacted and invited to participate in this study. Nurses were assessed by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), for socio-demographic characteristics, and were asked about their experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The nurses were aged mean 28.03±5.99 years and 75.3% were women. Most nurses (72.3%) did not personally know anyone who had been diagnosed with the virus.

The nurses stated they had received training for COVID-19 (79%) at their institution and 46.8% had cared for a COVID-19 patient.

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