Psychosocial Effects of COVID-19 on Health Care Workers: A Cross Sectional Study from Tertiary Level Pediatric Hospital

Authors

  • Nabila Talat
  • Muhammad Kamran Azam
  • Muhammad Bilal Mirza
  • Nishant Singh
  • Usama Aziz
  • Warda Tahir
  • Kashif Nawaz
  • Muhammad Rehan
  • Muhammad Rehan
  • Asad Ameer
  • Muhammad Saleem
  • Masood Sadiq

Keywords:

COVID-19, Psychological effects, Health care workers, Pandemic, Coronavirus.

Abstract

Objective: To identify the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on health care workers of Psychosocial a tertiary level pediatric hospital. Methodology: This is a cross-sectional study done at The Children's Hospital and the Institute of Child Health, Lahore from 1st April to 15th April 2020. A questionnaire was circulated among health care workers of the hospital and responses were analyzed with SPSS V. 23. Results: The questionnaire was filled by 989 hospital employees but 914 forms with complete were analyzed. Most participants (75%) were younger than 40 years of age. The male to female ratio was 1:1.5. There was almost equal participation of married and unmarried medical personnel (52% vs 48%). Regarding concerns about personal and family health, 544 (59.5%) were deeply concerned about their health, but the concern was far greater about their families (672, 73.5%). The fear of going home was expressed by 629 (69%) participants. Regarding employee protection using personal protective equipment (PPE), 680 (74.4%) hospital workers were dissatisfied. Wearing a protective suit and gloves were the precautions frequently cited as most bothersome (38.8%). Over 65% of workers felt anxiety while dealing with febrile patients. Over 60% of health care workers cited religion as their main source of coping with psychological impact. Conclusions: Health care workers experience a great deal of psychological implications of the COVID-19 pandemic related to the uncertainty of the disease behavior, associated comorbidities and risk factors in the health care workers, and healthcare-related local policies.

Published

2020-07-11

How to Cite

Talat, N. ., Azam, M. K. ., Mirza, M. B. ., Singh, N. ., Aziz, U. ., Tahir, W. ., Nawaz, K. ., Rehan, M. ., Rehan, M. ., Ameer, A. ., Saleem, M. ., & Sadiq, M. . (2020). Psychosocial Effects of COVID-19 on Health Care Workers: A Cross Sectional Study from Tertiary Level Pediatric Hospital. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 26(Special Issue), 170-175. Retrieved from https://www.annalskemu.org/journal/index.php/annals/article/view/3632

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