The purpose of this study was to assess Biomedical Scientists’ risk of COVID-19 exposure and stress appraisals concerning contact with infected patients. The 233 participants (76.4% females) completed online versions of the WHO’s Risk Assessment and Management of Exposure Survey and the Stress Appraisal Measure. Participants worked mainly in outpatient settings (45%), and in emergency services (28%). 22.9% of participants were exposed to COVID-19 via the community vector, and 39% through occupational exposure. Although 94.9% reported using personal protective equipment, 83.6% were at high risk of infection. Participants reported moderate perceptions of stress and threat, but also moderate perceptions of control over the situation.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 11 Jan 2021|
|Event||The 3rd International Electronic Conference on Environmental Research and Public Health —Public Health Issues in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic - |
Duration: 11 Jan 2021 → 25 Jan 2021
|Conference||The 3rd International Electronic Conference on Environmental Research and Public Health —Public Health Issues in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic|
|Period||11/01/21 → 25/01/21|