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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH

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IJPR 9[3] July - September 2017 Special Issue

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Mental Health Consequence Of COVID 19 Pandemic Among Health Care Workers: Systematic Review

Author: MEHNAZ ZAFAR, FATMA MAGDI
Abstract: Background: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), recent pandemic initially reported in Wuhan, would be predicted to affect the mental health of frontline healthcare providers. So, there is an urge need to monitor their mood, sleep rate and other mental health problems to introduce the required mental health interventions when needed. Aim: Reviewing plus evaluating the literatures conducted on mental health problems among healthcare workers (HCW) during the COVID-19 crisis. Methods: A systematic research study of literature databases was performed till to June 1st, 2020. All studies published in the period (January 2020 to May 2020) that related to review analysis subject in these databases (PubMed, Google Scholar, Science Direct, and EBSCO host) were used to perform this review. Upon initial screening, a total of 35 papers were selected but 14 papers were used finally. Results: The meta-analysis of the fourteen studies that based on analysing many facets of HCW mental health concerning COVID-19 revealed the presence of an extensive strain among them due to stress experience, depression, anxiety and sleep disturbance symptoms. Extreme levels of these symptoms were observed in 2.2 % to 14.5% of all participants. Conclusion: As COVID-19 is a global public mental health emergency, every country has to learn from previous epidemics experience and urgently provide multifaceted psychological safeguarding of their healthcare providers’ mental health to keep their effectiveness as indispensable resources.
Keyword: Coronavirus; COVID-19; health care workers; psychological, stress; Pandemic
DOI: https://doi.org/10.31838/ijpr/2020.12.04.602
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