The effect of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing technique on COVID-19 Induced anxiety, depression, sleep quality among emergency nurses

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Background
COVID-19 is an acutely fatal disease as a consequence of progressive respiratory complications. So, the researchers recommended effective strategies should be established to improve medical front-line medical staff's mental health. This study aimed to examine the effect of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing technique on COVID-19 Induced anxiety, depression, sleep quality among emergency nurses.

Method
A quasi-experimental research one group pre-test and post-test design were used with baseline data collected from emergency nurses working in emergency departments in Menoufia University Hospital and Shebin El-Kom Teaching Hospital, Shebin El-Kom City, Menoufia governorate, Egypt. Four instruments were utilized; a constructed interview questionnaire, COVID-19 Induced Anxiety Scale, Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale, and Sleep Quality scale.

Result
The current study's findings proved there was a highly significant improvement (p<0.0001) in the mean total scores of anxiety, as well as depression (P<0.0001) from pre-application to post-application. Also, there was significantly improvement in nurses' sleep quality post-application than pre-application. Conclusion: This study showed the importance of the application of the EMDR technique for medical staff in various health settings for decreasing COVID-19 induced anxiety and depression and improvement of quality of sleep.

Recommendation
Based on the study's findings, it was recommended that medical staff and the healthcare policies should use the EMDR technique as a non-pharmacological method for decreasing anxiety and depression and improving quality of the sleep.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Amal A. El-Abbassy
Kariema I. EL Berry
Hind Hassan Abd El Mageed
Hemat Mostafa Amer

Original Work Citation

El-Abbassy, A. A., El Bery, K. I., El Mageed, H. H. A., & AMer H. M. (2021). The effect of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing technique on COVID-19 Induced anxiety, depression, sleep quality among emergency nurses.  Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 25(5), 3185–3205

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Citation

“The effect of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing technique on COVID-19 Induced anxiety, depression, sleep quality among emergency nurses,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed July 29, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/26799.

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