Investigating the relationship between resilience and spiritual health of medical staff in hospitals admitting patients with Ccoronavirus
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Since the health and treatment staff are constantly exposed to critical and stressful situations during the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the present study aims to investigate the relationship between spiritual health and resilience in the personnel of hospitals accepting patients with the corona virus affiliated to Tehran University of medical Sciences.

Materials and Methods

The current study is a descriptive and analytical study that was conducted cross-sectionally in 2019. The study population included medical staff, including doctors, nurses, paramedics, and service personnel who participated in the fight against Covid-19. In order to measure resilience, Connor and Davidson's questionnaire was used, and Polotzin and Ellison's spiritual health questionnaire was used to measure spiritual health. 145 questionnaires were included in the study. Statistical tests of mean, standard deviation, Pearson correlation coefficient, analysis of variance and independent t were used to analyze the data.


The average resilience score among the subjects was 64.3. The results showed that resilience in the field of spiritual effects with an average of 3.07 was the highest and in the field of tolerance of negative effects and strength against stress with an average of 2.33 had the lowest average. Spiritual health in 55.9% of the studied units was at a moderate level and none of them had a low level of spiritual health. Resilience and all its domains had a statistically significant positive correlation with spiritual health and its domains.


Managers' attention to the spiritual health of health center staff can reduce stress and pressures caused by work in critical situations and be an effective step towards greater productivity of human resources.

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