Stefano Botti1*, Chiara Cannici2*, Sarah Jayne Liptrott3*, Valentina De Cecco4, Elena Rostagno5, Gianpaolo Gargiulo6, Laura Orlando7, Alessandro Caime8, Emanuela Samarani9, Letizia Galgano10, Marco Cioce11, Nicola Mordini12, Nadia Elisa Mandelli13, Lucia Tombari14, Sara Errichiello15, Nicola Celon16, Roberto Lupo17, Teresa Rea18 and Nicola Serra19.
1 Hematology Unit, Azienda USL-IRCCS di Reggio Emilia, viale Risorgimento 80, 42123, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
2 Division of Hematology, Azienda Ospedaliera SS. Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo, via Venezia 16, 15121, Alessandria, Italy.
3 Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Via Ospedale, Bellinzona, Switzerland.
4 Department of Onco-Haematology and Cell and Gene Therapy, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital IRCCS, Piazza Sant'Onofrio 4, 00165, Rome, Italy.
5 Oncoematologia Pediatrica, IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Bologna, via Giuseppe Massarenti 13, 40138, Bologna, Italy.
6 Haematology Unit, Federico II University Hospital of Naples, via S. Pansini 5, 80131, Naples, Italy.
7 Istituto Oncologico della Svizzera Italiana, via A. Gallino 12, 6500, Bellinzona, Switzerland.
8 Division of Hemato-Oncology, European Institute of Oncology IRCCS, via Ripamonti 435, 20141, Milan, Italy.
9 Unit of Blood Diseases and Stem Cell Transplantation, ASST Spedali Civili, Piazzale Spedali Civili 1, 25100, Brescia, Italy.
10 Transfusion Medicine and Cell Therapies, AOU-Careggi, Largo Brambilla 3, 50139, Firenze, Italy.
11 Hematology and Trasplant Unit, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Largo Agostino Gemelli 8, 00168, Rome, Italy.
12 Hematology Division, AO S. Croce e Carle, via M. Coppino 26, 12100 Cuneo, Italy.
13 Department of Pediatrics, University of Milano-Bicocca Fondazione MBBM/ASST, via Pergolesi 33, 20900 Monza, Italy.
14 Hematology and Stem Cell Transplant Center, Azienda Ospedaliera Ospedali Riuniti Marche Nord (AORMN), piazzale Carlo Cinelli 4, 61121 Pesaro, Italy.
15 Hematology Unit, Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Friuli Centrale, piazzale Santa Maria della Misericordia 15, 33100, Udine, Italy.
16 Pediatric Onco-hematology Unit, AOU Padova, via Giustiniani 2, 35128, Padova, Italy.
17 Emergency Unit, ASL Lecce “San Giuseppe da Copertino” Hospital, via Carmiano 1, 73043, Copertino Lecce, Italy.
18 Department of Public Health, University Federico II of Naples, via S. Pansini 5, 80131, Naples, Italy.
19 Department of Public Health, University Federico II of Naples, via S. Pansini 5, 80131, Naples, Italy.
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Background and objective:
Northern Italy was one of the first European territories to deal with
the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. Drastic emergency
restrictions were introduced to contain the spread and limit pressure
on healthcare facilities. However, nurses were at high risk of
developing physical, mental, and working issues due to professional
exposure. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate
these issues among nurses working in Italian hematopoietic stem cell
transplant (HSCT) centers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Materials and Methods
|Table 1. Socio-demographic and professional details of the sample and differences among the two macro-areas.|
|Table 2. Working issues during the lockdown period.|
|Table 3. Nurses’ problems and perceptions.|
|Figure 1. Nurses’ concerns (a) and symptoms (b) during the lockdown period.|
|Table 4. Burnout (a) and Sleep Quality (b) indexes.|