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Article Dans Une Revue European Journal of Psychology Open Année : 2021

Mental Health Status of Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Outbreak

1 Cyprus University of Technology
2 European University of Cyprus
3 RSU - Riga Stradins University
4 Università degli Studi di Enna " KORE " = Kore University of Enna
5 University of Nicosia
6 Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics
7 HKU - Hasan Kalyoncu University
8 CUHK - The Chinese University of Hong Kong [Hong Kong]
9 FUKL - Fundación Universitaria Konrad Lorenz = Konrad Lorenz University Foundation
10 University of La Sabana = Universitad de la Sabana
11 UCC - University College Cork
12 UCD - University College Dublin [Dublin]
13 IMU - Innsbruck Medical University = Medizinische Universität Innsbruck
14 UBB - Babes-Bolyai University [Cluj-Napoca]
15 ISPA - Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas, Sociais e da Vida = University Institute of Psychological, Social and Life Sciences
16 ULISBOA - Universidade de Lisboa = University of Lisbon = Université de Lisbonne
17 LIP-PC2S - Laboratoire Inter-universitaire de Psychologie : Personnalité, Cognition, Changement Social
18 UCA - Universidad de Cádiz = University of Cádiz
19 UEM - Universidad Europea de Madrid = European University of Madrid
20 University of Zaragoza - Universidad de Zaragoza [Zaragoza]
21 JYU - University of Jyväskylä
22 KCCG - Klinički Centar Crne Gore = Clinical Centre of Montenegro
23 UMCL - University Medical Centre Ljubljana [Ljubljana, Slovenia]
24 UQTR - Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
25 Duke University [Durham]
26 UCL - University College of London [London]
27 UCY - University of Cyprus [Nicosia]
28 Unibas - Université de Bâle = University of Basel = Basel Universität
Marisa Paez-Blarrina
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Dorottya Ori
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Bartosz Kleszcz
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Abstract. Background: The COVID-19 pandemic is a massive health crisis that has exerted enormous physical and psychological pressure. Mental healthcare for healthcare workers (HCWs) should receive serious consideration. This study served to determine the mental-health outcomes of 1,556 HCWs from 45 countries who participated in the COVID-19 IMPACT project, and to examine the predictors of the outcomes during the first pandemic wave. Methods: Outcomes assessed were self-reported perceived stress, depression symptom, and sleep changes. The predictors examined included sociodemographic factors and perceived social support. Results: The results demonstrated that half of the HCWs had moderate levels of perceived stress and symptoms of depression. Half of the HCWs ( n = 800, 51.4%) had similar sleeping patterns since the pandemic started, and one in four slept more or slept less. HCWs reported less perceived stress and depression symptoms and higher levels of perceived social support than the general population who participated in the same project. Predictors associated with higher perceived stress and symptoms of depression among HCWs included female sex, not having children, living with parents, lower educational level, and lower social support. Discussion: The need for establishing ways to mitigate mental-health risks and adjusting psychological interventions and support for HCWs seems to be significant as the pandemic continues.

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hal-03353724 , version 1 (24-09-2021)



Christiana Nicolaou, Joanna Menikou, Demetris Lamnisos, Jelena Lubenko, Giovambattista Presti, et al.. Mental Health Status of Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Outbreak. European Journal of Psychology Open, 2021, 80 (1-2), pp.62-76. ⟨10.1024/2673-8627/a000010⟩. ⟨hal-03353724⟩
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