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Objective: to study the stress levels and burnout of Healthcare Worker (HCW) providing medical care for COVID-19 patients in Siriraj Hospital 

Methods: in this cross-sectional study, a sample of 102 Healthcare Worker (HCW) who performed medical care for COVID-19 patients in Siriraj Hospital (25th January 2020 to 20th May 2020) were studied. Questionnaires were used to collect key data, including each participants’ general information, risks related to COVID-19, and their feelings of being burnt out. In addition, stress levels were assessed using the Suanprung Stress Test-20 (SPST20). Data analysis was performed using descriptive statistics (percentage, mean, standard deviation) and a Chi-Squared test.

Results: The medical personnel mainly consisted of single females, with the sample aged 34.9 years, and possessing 11.4 years of previous work experience. In terms of work performance, the risks to the Healthcare Worker (HCW) were found to be intermediate to high, with stress levels falling the moderate range. There was no risk of burnout recorded, and no relationship was observed between the risk of COVID-19, stress, or burnout (p<0.05).

Conclusion: The majority of medical personnel had current stress levels that were equivalent to possessing enthusiasm for normal daily life. Nevertheless, the negative reactions of fear and anxiety were found to be related to COVID-19. The medical personnel were not burnt out or had stress, and the risk of burnout was not related to work performance.

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