Female healthcare staff, nurses, most at risk of distress amid pandemics

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UK study examined factors associated with outbreaks such as Covid, SARS and Ebola
New research has revealed that the risk of psychological distress looms large over female health care workers and nurses.

The study, conducted by the University of Sheffield, UK, claims to be the largest global review of factors associated with distress amongst health care workers during an infectious disease outbreak. This includes Covid-19, SARS, bird flu, swine flu, and Ebola.

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For the study, researchers examined factors such as demographic characteristics, age, sex, and occupation as well as social-psychological, and infection-related…
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