FEATURESInvestigation and Analysis of Perceived Stress Levels in Pediatric Nurses During the 2019-20 SARS-CoV-2 OutbreakYan, Mengwei RN; Xie, Anwei MSN, RN; Cheng, Fangfang MD, RPH; Zhou, Weifang MD, RPH; Tian, Jianmei MD, RPH; Xu, Yunqiu RNAuthor Information Department of Infectious Diseases, Children's Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, China. Correspondence: Anwei Xie, MSN, RN, Department of Infectious Diseases, Children's Hospital of Soochow University, 92 Zhongnan St, Suzhou 215025, China ([email protected]). Supported by Nursing Research Project of Suzhou Nursing Society (2019B-4)—Suzhou Science and Technology Project in 2020: Emergency Prevention and Treatment of Novel Coronavirus Infection. The authors thank Anita Harman, PhD, from Liwen Bianji, Edanz Editing China (www.liwenbianji.cn/ac), for editing the English text of a draft of this article. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Holistic Nursing Practice: May/June 2021 - Volume 35 - Issue 3 - p 133-139 doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000445 Buy Metrics Abstract This study investigated perceived stress levels of pediatric nurses during the 2019-20 severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak. From February 9 to 13, 2020, 250 pediatric nurses were selected from 4 grade III children's hospitals and 5 grade III general hospitals in Jiangsu Province, China. A general information questionnaire and a stress perception scale were used to investigate and analyze the influencing factors of perceived stress among participants. Perceived stress was at the intermediate level or above for 54.1% (133) of the sample. Multiple linear regression analysis showed that hospital department, living styles, physical conditions, and the proportion of negative (eg, increased deaths and infections) information received about the epidemic (eg, via media and/or face-to-face) influenced perceived stress. Thus, the overall level of perceived stress among clinical pediatric nurses was medium. Nursing managers should pay more attention to and conduct timely assessment interventions for staff to reduce stress levels and promote physical and mental health. © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.