PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT OF COVID ON HEALTH CARE WORKER DUE TO COVID 19 PANDEMIC IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL : A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDYJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.9, No. 12)
Publication Date: 2021-12-14
Authors : Anjana Kumari Manish Kumar Arati Shivhare; Vikash Chandra Mishra;
Page : 435-442
Keywords : COVID-19 Depression Anxiety Stess Health Care Worker;
Background: Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused health crisis. It is important to assess the status of stress, depression and anxiety among medical health care worker (HCWs). Material and Methods: A cross sectional study based on online questionnaire wherein sample size was 160, and HAMD, HAMA and PSS questionnaire was applied and also a self made questionnaire was applied to assess the strategies to cope with covid stress, it consists of 3 items. Data analysed using SPSS software variables compared by using Chi-square/Fishers exact test. Students t-test was used to compare mean values in the two independent groups, and one-way ANOVA was used for more than two groups. The variables with P < 0.05 were considered as statistically significant. Result: A total of 160 sample included, in which 94 (58.1%) were medical staff and 66 (41.25%) were administrative staff. Significant difference was noted in sex(p= 0.004), educational status(p= 0.000), monthly income(p= 0.000), high risk exposure(p= 0.000) and contact with COVID positive suspect or case(p=0.000).There were significant difference noted in depression, anxiety and stress scale as compared to the administrative staff group (p = 0.004, p= 0.004 and p= 0.007) respectively. Conclusions: During this COVID-19 pandemic, HCWs reported a high prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress than the administrative staff.
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