Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology & Reanimation

Evaluation of Anxiety, Depression, and Work-Related Strain Inventory of Code Blue Teams in Turkey During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Survey Study


Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Mersin University Faculty of Medicine, Mersin, Turkey

Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2022; 50: 288-294
DOI: 10.5152/TJAR.2021.21423
Read: 164 Downloads: 36 Published: 01 August 2022

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the anxiety, depression, and work-related strain inventory with a cross-sectional electronic questionnaire in code blue teams during the coronavirus disease-2019 pandemic in Turkey.

Methods: A web-based electronic questionnaire was sent to healthcare workers registered in the database of the Turkish Society of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation and the Turkish Resuscitation Council who are in the code blue teams of the hospital where they work. An electronic questionnaire including the hospital anxiety-depression scale and the work-related strain inventory was sent to healthcare professionals. A total of 259 participants who answered the questionnaire were included in the study.

Results: It was determined that 41.3% (n=107) of all participants were at risk in terms of anxiety and 64.1% (n=166) were at risk in terms of depression by taking above the threshold value. The mean work-related strain inventory score of the participants was found to be 41.19 ± 6.31. The mean work-related strain inventory values of the participants who received above-threshold values from both the anxiety and depression subscales were also found to be statistically significantly higher than the participants who received below-threshold values (P <.001).

Conclusion: It was determined that approximately half of the code blue teams were at risk for anxiety and two-thirds of them for depression.

Cite this article as: Özdemir L, Birbiçer H, Doruk N, Sagün A. Evaluation of anxiety, depression and work-related strain inventory of code blue teams in Turkey during the COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-sectional survey study. Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim. 2022;50(4):288-294.

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