EMOTIONAL WELLBEING AMONG HEALTH CARE SPECIALISTS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Lelde Keiša, Sintija Kārkliņa, Artūrs Miksons

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Abstract

Introduction. In January 2020 the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease. A
study in China represents that during Covid-19 pandemic among health care workers 50,4% have symptoms of a
depression and 44,6% – symptoms of anxiety.
Aim. To investigate the prevalence of depression and anxiety during Covid-19 infection pandemic among health care
specialists.
Method. A cross-sectional study. An online survey that consisted of a hospital anxiety and depression scale.
Results. In total there were 107 respondents, the median age was 28 years. Out of al respondents 2,8% were extremely
worried about pandemic, 38,3% were worried, but no so much, 37,4% were worried only a little and 21,5% were not
worried at all. Out of all respondents depressive sensations were found with 11.2% of people, border depression status
were found with 8,4%. An anxiety was found with 19,6% and border anxiety – 13.1%.
Conclusions. Anxiety is more prevalent than depression among health care specialists. One-third of respondents have
border anxiety or anxiety, and one-fifth have border depression or sensation of depression. Around two-fifths of the
respondents are worried about the current situation. In most cases people worry about the ambiguity of their future, the
health of their relatives or selves and their financial situation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 62nd International Scientific Conference of Daugavpils University
Subtitle of host publicationPart A. Natural Sciences
EditorsIrēna Kokina
Place of PublicationDaugavpils
PublisherDaugavpils University
Pages75-78
ISBN (Print)978-9984-14-925-7
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • health care
  • depression
  • anxiety

Field of Science

  • 3.3 Health sciences
  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type

  • 3.2. Articles or chapters in other proceedings other than those included in 3.1., with an ISBN or ISSN code

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