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Prevalence of Psychological Disorders among Health Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

(2023) Prevalence of Psychological Disorders among Health Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. International journal of preventive medicine.

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Official URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/37033279

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Repeated contact with patients with COVID-19 and working in quarantine conditions has made health workers vulnerable to psychological distress during the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the present systematic review and meta-analysis was to examine the prevalence of the various psychological distresses among health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. METHODS: PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched for access to papers examining psychological distress among healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Risk of bias was assessed using the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale (NOS). Heterogeneity among the studies was examined using the Cochran's Q test; because heterogeneity was significant, the random effects model was used to examine the prevalence of psychological distress. RESULTS: Overall, 12 studies with a total sample size of 5265 were eligible and included in the analysis. Prevalence rates of depression, anxiety, and PTSD were 20 (95 CI: 14-27), 23 (95 CI: 18-27), and 8 (95 CI: 6-9), respectively. The highest prevalence rates of depression and anxiety were related to the SDS and the GAD-7, respectively, and the lowest prevalence rates of the two aforementioned variables were related to the DASS-21. CONCLUSIONS: The high prevalence of psychological distress among healthcare workers during the COVID-19 epidemic can have negative effects on their health and the quality of services provided. Therefore, training coping strategies for psychological distress in this pandemic seems necessary.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Covid-19 health workers pandemic psychological distress
Page Range: p. 25
Journal or Publication Title: International journal of preventive medicine
Volume: 14
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.muk.ac.ir/id/eprint/5658

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