Generalized anxiety in Bulgarian healthcare workers

Published: 31-03-2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/shmt7fmn25.1
Stanislava Stoyanova,
Tsvetelina Mihaylova


Data were collected during the coronavirus pandemic in November-December 2020 and January-February 2021 among 296 Bulgarian healthcare workers using Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) questionnaire (Spitzer et al., 2006), self-assessment of own mental and physical health, and a single-item scale regarding the degree of perceived threat of coronavirus. The participants assessed their physical and mental health at the time of the study on a scale from 0 - very poor to 10 - very good. They assessed the extent to which they perceived the coronavirus as a threat to themselves, to their relatives and friends, to other people - known and unknown, on a scale of 0 - not a threat at all to 6 - a major threat. They rated the degree of their religiosity on a scale from 0 - I am not religious at all to 10 - I am very religious. Some socio-demographic data from the participants in the study were also collected - gender, age, and presence or lack of intimate partner. Data were stored using JASP 0.14 software (JASP Team, 2020). JASP Team. (2020). JASP (Version 0.14) [Computer software]. Spitzer, R. L., Kroenke, K., Williams, J. B. W., & Löwe, B. (2006). A brief measure for assessing generalized anxiety disorder: The GAD-7. Archives of Internal Medicine, 166(10), 1092-1097.