COMPARISON OF DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AND STRESS SCORE AMONG CLINICAL AND NON-CLINICAL HEALTHCARE WORKERS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  • Mishal Iqbal Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology & National Institute of Heart Diseases/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Mehak Iqbal Army Medical College/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Nadia Iftikhar Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Syed Hashim Ali Inam Combined Military Hospital Lahore/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Hamza Jamil Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology & National Institute of Heart Diseases/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Shazia Nisar Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology & National Institute of Heart Diseases/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
Keywords: Anxiety, Depression, Healthcare workers, Psychological, Stress

Abstract

Objective: To assess the psychological impact of COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare workers.

Study Design: Cross sectional study.

Place and duration of Study: Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology/National Institute of Health Diseases in June 2020.

Methodology: A total of 317 healthcare professionals, of different designations, affiliated with different public and private sector hospitals in Pakistan participated in this project. They were asked to complete Depression, anxiety and stress scales-42 (DASS-42).

Results: Out of 317 healthcare workers, 107 (33.75%), 111 (35.02%), 103(32.49%) were depressed, anxious and stressed respectively. Female gender was associated with a higher prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress.

Conclusion: More than one third of healthcare workers were depressed, anxious or stressed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Two out of five female healthcare workers were suffering from depression, anxiety or stress.
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Published
2021-10-31
How to Cite
Iqbal, M., Iqbal, M., Iftikhar, N., Inam, S. H. A., Jamil, H., & Nisar, S. (2021). COMPARISON OF DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AND STRESS SCORE AMONG CLINICAL AND NON-CLINICAL HEALTHCARE WORKERS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. PAFMJ, 71(5), 1865-69. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v71i5.5372
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