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Maget, A; Lenger, M; Bengesser, SA; Birner, A; Fellendorf, FT; Fleischmann, E; Lang, JN; Platzer, M; Queissner, R; Ratzenhofer, M; Schonthaler, E; Tmava-Berisha, A; Trojak, RM; Dalkner, N; Reininghaus, EZ.
Influences of COVID-19 Work-Related Fears and Anhedonia on Resilience of Workers in the Health Sector during the COVID-19 Pandemic
SOC SCI-BASEL. 2022; 11(12): 578 Doi: 10.3390/socsci11120578
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Führende Autor*innen der Med Uni Graz
Lenger Melanie
Maget Alexander
Co-Autor*innen der Med Uni Graz
Bengesser Susanne
Birner Armin
Dalkner Nina
Fellendorf Frederike
Fleischmann Eva
Lang Jorgos Nikolas
Platzer Martina
Queissner Robert
Ratzenhofer Michaela
Reininghaus Eva
Schönthaler Elena
Tmava-Berisha Adelina

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Background: During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers worked under stressful conditions, challenging their individual resilience. Therefore, we explored the bidirectional influence of resilience and the factors of COVID-19 work-related fears and anhedonia in Austrian healthcare workers. Methods: Healthcare workers in Austria completed an online survey at two points in time. The first measurement started in winter 2020/2021 (t1), and a second measurement began approximately 1.5 years later (t2). One hundred and eight six individuals completed both surveys and were investigated in a longitudinal design. We applied the Resilience Scale, the Snaith-Hamilton Pleasure Scale, and a self-created questionnaire assessing COVID-19 work-related fears. We used a repeated measures analysis of variance and applied Pearson-Correlations as well as univariate and multivariate analyses of covariance. Results: Resilience was significantly correlated with COVID-19 work-related fears and anhedonia at both points in time in all participants. We found no significant differences for frontline vs. non-frontline workers at t1 and t2. Resilience decreased significantly over time. Limitations: Most subjects were examined cross-sectionally. Frontline workers were underrepresented in our sample. Conclusion: Our findings highlight the importance of resilience in healthcare providers. Steps must be taken to maintain and promote resilience in healthcare workers. We suggest that the improvement of resilience, dealing with fears and uncertainty, and the ability to experience joy might have a beneficial influence on the respective other categories as well.

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