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.