Assessment of the mental health and associated factors among healthcare workers in Iran during COVID-19 pandemic [J Psy Nurs]
J Psy Nurs. Ahead of Print: PHD-29964 | DOI: 10.14744/phd.2022.29964

Assessment of the mental health and associated factors among healthcare workers in Iran during COVID-19 pandemic

Behzad Khedri1, Sajad Sajadi2, Ziba Shahini3, Vahid Rashedi4, Asghar Tavan5, Mohsen Aminizadeh5
1Social Work Department, Social Science Faculty, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran
2Social Work Department, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3Shohadaye Tajrish Hospital, Medical Science Department, University of Shahid Beheshti, Tehran, Iran
4School of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health (Tehran Institute of Psychiatry), Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5Health in Disasters and Emergencies Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

INTRODUCTION: Introduction: Several studies show that the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) has jeopardized the health dimensions of health care workers. The present study was designed to assess the mental health and associated factors among healthcare workers in Iran during the COVID-19 pandemic.
METHODS: Methods: This cross-sectional analytical study was carried out in three hospitals, in Tehran. The questionnaires, including the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12), and Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10), with demographic/job characteristics questions, were implemented to collect data.
RESULTS: Results: Results show that 31% of the total population was at risk for psychiatric disorders (36% nurses, 13% physicians). Female, front-line, married healthcare workers showed the highest prevalence rate of mental health disorders. Also, elderly healthcare workers, front-line, married, and female participants demonstrated a high level of distress, respectively
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Conclusion: Results from this study decree further monitoring and psychosocial interventions for healthcare workers during viral pandemic to preserve healthcare workers from long-term mental health disorders impacts.

Keywords: Mental health, Healthcare workers, Iran, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2



Corresponding Author: Mohsen Aminizadeh, Iran
Manuscript Language: English
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