The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of depressive and anxiety symptoms among the middle medical staff of psychiatric hospital and to observe clinically significant depression or anxiety. Study design was cross-sectional. A total of 105 nurses were surveyed, 4 did not meet the inclusion criteria. Depressive and anxiety symptoms were assessed using The Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder scale-7 (GAD-7). A score above 10 is considered clinically significant depression as well as anxiety. Data was statistically processed in IBM SPSS and MS Excel. A total of 101 nurses were included in the study – 99 women and 2 men with mean age 48,04 years. The mean PHQ-9 score among nurses was 3,14 (SD=2,425). Clinically significant depression (PHQ-9 score above 10) was observed in 3 % of study participants (N=3). Mild depressive symptoms was observed in 22.77 % (N=23). The mean GAD-7 score was 2,59 (SD=1,976). Mild anxiety symptoms was observed in 19,8 % (N=20). Clinically relevant anxiety was not observed. The prevalence of depressive and anxiety symptoms among middle medical staff was lower than in average population. Comparing depression and anxiety results with previous studies in Hospital Ģintermuiža in 2013, clinically significant depression was found in 8 % of nurses (N=8), but anxiety in 9 % of nurses (N=9). In 33% of nurses was observed clinically significant depression at different psychiatric hospital, which could be explained of various inspections by that time.
- 3.4. Other publications in conference proceedings (including local)