ISSN: 2149-2247 | E-ISSN: 2149-2549
Erciyes Medical Journal Psychological effect of COVID-19 on healthcare workers: a cross-sectional study in Kayseri [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2021; 43(6): 600-605 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2021.36589

Psychological effect of COVID-19 on healthcare workers: a cross-sectional study in Kayseri

Ali Gündoğdu1, Saliha Özsoy2, Sümeyra Özberk1, Cihan Uysal1, Ismail Koçyigit1, Murat Hayri Sipahioğlu1, Bülent Tokgöz1, Oktay Oymak1
1Department of Nephrology, Erciyes Medical Faculty, Kayseri, Turkey
2Department of Psychiatry, Erciyes Medical Faculty, Kayseri, Turkey

Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Many studies have examined their psychological effects. However, during these periods when the new case of COVID-19 patients decreased, their psychological effects were not sufficiently reported. Our aim was to investigate the anxiety and depressive symptom levels of healthcare workers (HCW) during the periods when the increase in the number of cases slowed down in the COVID-19 epidemic.
Methods: A cross-sectional, a questionnaire consisted of Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) was applied to 143 people working in a university hospital. General information such as age, gender, marital status, study history in the COVID-19 pandemic, history of chronic disease, and whether there are other HCW at home were collected and compared.
Results: The median value of Beck anxiety score was 6. The median value of Beck depression score varies by gender (p = 0.015). Median value of Beck depression score varies according to marital status (p = 0.011). The median value of Beck anxiety score varies according to gender (p = 0.008). The median value of Beck anxiety score varies according to occupational groups (p = 0.003). A significant link was obtained between Beck depression groups and marital status (p < 0.001).
Conclusion: COVID-19 shows that it emphasizes ways to reduce mental health risks and adjust interventions under pandemic conditions.

Keywords: COVID-19, anxiety; depression; pandemic; healthcare workers.

Ali Gündoğdu, Saliha Özsoy, Sümeyra Özberk, Cihan Uysal, Ismail Koçyigit, Murat Hayri Sipahioğlu, Bülent Tokgöz, Oktay Oymak. Psychological effect of COVID-19 on healthcare workers: a cross-sectional study in Kayseri. Erciyes Med J. 2021; 43(6): 600-605

Corresponding Author: Ali Gündoğdu, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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