Title: Study of the role of mindfulness intervention based on stress reduction in psychological distress and self-efficacy among the health industry staff during COVID-19 pandemic

Authors: J. Jaenudin; Aan Komariah; Supat Chupradit; Priyanut Wutti Chupradit; Dedy Achmad Kurniady; Krishanveer Singh; Alim Al Ayub Ahmed; Yasser Fakri Mustafa; Ahmed Alkhayyat

Addresses: Department of Management, Institut Bisnis Muhammadiyah Bekasi, Bekasi, 17113, Indonesia ' Department of Educational Administration, Faculty of Science Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Bandung, 40154, Indonesia ' Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand ' Educational Psychology and Guidance, Department of Educational Foundations and Development, Faculty of Education, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand ' Department of Educational Administration, Faculty of Science Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Bandung, 40154, Indonesia ' GLA University Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India ' School of Accounting, Jiujiang University, 551 Qianjindonglu, Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China ' Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq ' College of Technical Engineering, The Islamic University, Najaf, Iraq

Abstract: The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of mindfulness intervention based on stress reduction in psychological distress and self-efficacy of health industry staff in Russia in 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic. The statistical population included 600 physicians and nurses working in COVID-19 wards of hospitals in Moscow. Data were collected using standard questionnaires. Data analysis was performed in SPSS. According to the results, mindfulness intervention based on stress reduction improved psychological distress and self-efficacy in nurses of the test group, compared to the control group, during the COVID-19 pandemic (P < 0.05). According to the results, mindfulness treatment based on stress reduction reduced three components of psychological distress, stress (F = 24.03, effect size = 0.78, P < 0.001), anxiety (F = 32.12, effect size = 0.69, P = 0.001), and depression (F = 22.31, effect size = 0.72, P = 0.001) while increasing self-efficacy (F = 44.52, effect size = 0.84, P = 0.001).

Keywords: mindfulness; stress reduction; psychological distress; self-efficacy; corona virus pandemic; health industry.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2022.10047670

International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 2022 Vol.13 No.2, pp.172 - 185

Received: 17 Dec 2021
Accepted: 07 Feb 2022

Published online: 16 Jun 2022 *

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