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The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Psychological Status of Hospital Workers

Secdegul Coskun Yas, Fikret Bildik, Mehmet Ali Aslaner, Selcuk Aslan, Ayfer Keles, Isa Kilicaslan, Merve Yazla, Ahmet Demircan.

Abstract
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the levels of disaster related depression, anxiety and stress symptoms and the affecting factors for hospital workers.
Methods: This cross-sectional survey study was conducted in a pandemic hospital between April 8, 2020 and April 14, 2020 in Turkey. The survey included demographics, 18 situations containing seven main themes (health status, vulnerability, work, isolation, income, knowledge, and media) and the Depression Anxiety Stress-21 scale (DASS-21). A multiple regression model was constructed to define the factors associated with the presence of any level depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms.
Results: In total, 1129 participants completed the survey. Of all participants, 22.5% had various levels of depression, 23.6% had anxiety, and 20.3% had stress. Female gender, previous diagnosed psychiatric disease, and request for psychological support were common factors associated with the presence of depression, anxiety, and stress. Health status, vulnerability, income, and media as the main themes were also common factors related to the three psychological conditions of hospital workers.
Conclusions: The study results demonstrated that one in every five hospital workers struggle with depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms at any level, and there was a significant relationship between certain factors and these psychological conditions.

Key words: COVID-19, Healthcare workers, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Pandemic


 
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Yas SC, Bildik F, Aslaner MA, Aslan S, Keles A, Kilicaslan I, Yazla M, Demircan A. The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Psychological Status of Hospital Workers. Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology - PCP. 2020; 30(3): 264-272. doi:10.5455/PCP.20200706082158


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Yas SC, Bildik F, Aslaner MA, Aslan S, Keles A, Kilicaslan I, Yazla M, Demircan A. The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Psychological Status of Hospital Workers. http://www.psychiatryandclinicalpsychopharmacology.org/?mno=119936 [Access: October 01, 2020]. doi:10.5455/PCP.20200706082158


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Yas SC, Bildik F, Aslaner MA, Aslan S, Keles A, Kilicaslan I, Yazla M, Demircan A. The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Psychological Status of Hospital Workers. Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology - PCP. 2020; 30(3): 264-272. doi:10.5455/PCP.20200706082158



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Yas SC, Bildik F, Aslaner MA, Aslan S, Keles A, Kilicaslan I, Yazla M, Demircan A. The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Psychological Status of Hospital Workers. Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology - PCP. (2020), [cited October 01, 2020]; 30(3): 264-272. doi:10.5455/PCP.20200706082158



Harvard Style

Yas, S. C., Bildik, . F., Aslaner, . M. A., Aslan, . S., Keles, . A., Kilicaslan, . I., Yazla, . M. & Demircan, . A. (2020) The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Psychological Status of Hospital Workers. Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology - PCP, 30 (3), 264-272. doi:10.5455/PCP.20200706082158



Turabian Style

Yas, Secdegul Coskun, Fikret Bildik, Mehmet Ali Aslaner, Selcuk Aslan, Ayfer Keles, Isa Kilicaslan, Merve Yazla, and Ahmet Demircan. 2020. The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Psychological Status of Hospital Workers. Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 30 (3), 264-272. doi:10.5455/PCP.20200706082158



Chicago Style

Yas, Secdegul Coskun, Fikret Bildik, Mehmet Ali Aslaner, Selcuk Aslan, Ayfer Keles, Isa Kilicaslan, Merve Yazla, and Ahmet Demircan. "The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Psychological Status of Hospital Workers." Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology 30 (2020), 264-272. doi:10.5455/PCP.20200706082158



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Yas, Secdegul Coskun, Fikret Bildik, Mehmet Ali Aslaner, Selcuk Aslan, Ayfer Keles, Isa Kilicaslan, Merve Yazla, and Ahmet Demircan. "The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Psychological Status of Hospital Workers." Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology 30.3 (2020), 264-272. Print. doi:10.5455/PCP.20200706082158



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Yas, S. C., Bildik, . F., Aslaner, . M. A., Aslan, . S., Keles, . A., Kilicaslan, . I., Yazla, . M. & Demircan, . A. (2020) The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Psychological Status of Hospital Workers. Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 30 (3), 264-272. doi:10.5455/PCP.20200706082158