Quarantine and isolation nurses conditions during COVID-19 in Jeddah City

Shafeah M. AlJedaani


Background: The novel coronavirus is a pandemic respiratory disease that spreads from person to person. As the outbreak continues to develop, several countries have taken measures to prevent the transmission of the disease. Some of these measures are quarantine and isolation. Nurses are on the front line of the health care system during the COVID-19 outbreak, and they may become overwhelmed by the numerous pressures, such as the risk of infection, inadequate supplies, workload, and frustration. The aim of this study is to identify nurses’ conditions in quarantine and isolation during the COVID-19 outbreak in Jeddah city.

Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive design, a questionnaire was used for data collection.

Results: About 60% of the participants were willing to continue working in quarantine and isolation. The main reasons they were willing to continue were a safe working environment (37.3%) and effective teamwork (31.8%), while the main reasons that made the participants unwilling to continue were the lack of rewards and incentives (28.3%), and an unsafe work environment (40.0%). Regarding the nurses’ assessment of quarantine and isolation conditions during the COVID-19, most participants confirmed that they often choose a positive element. This study found a significant difference according to the current place of work, which was positive on the side of the nurses who are working in quarantine.

Conclusions: This study’s findings provide important recommendations related to the improvement of quarantine and isolation conditions, staff nurses’ conditions, and disease-outbreak-related readiness. It is hoped that these recommendations will contribute to enhance the current and future conditions of nurses in isolation and quarantine.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v10n10p90

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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