: The "Healthcare workers' wellbeing [Benessere Operatori]" project is an exploratory longitudinal study assessing healthcare workers' mental health at three different time points over a 14-month period during the COVID-19 pandemic. We collected socio-demographic and work-related information and assessed the perceived social support, coping strategies, and levels of depression, anxiety, insomnia, anger, burnout, and PTSD symptoms. In total, 325 Italian healthcare workers (i.e. physicians, nurses, other healthcare workers, and clerks) participated in the first initial survey and either the second or third subsequent survey. Participants reported subclinical levels of psychiatric symptoms that remained mostly unchanged across time, except for an increase in stress, depression, state anger, and emotional exhaustion symptoms. Despite subclinical levels, healthcare workers' distress can adversely affect the quality of care, patient satisfaction, and medical error rates. Therefore, implementing interventions to improve healthcare workers' wellbeing is required.

Analysis of healthcare workers' mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from a Three-Wave Longitudinal Study / Perego, Gaia; Cugnata, Federica; Brombin, Chiara; Milano, Francesca; Mazzetti, Martina; Taranto, Paola; Preti, Emanuele; Di Pierro, Rossella; De Panfilis, Chiara; Madeddu, Fabio; Di Mattei, Valentina E. - In: JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 1359-1053. - (2023), p. 13591053231168040. [Epub ahead of print] [10.1177/13591053231168040]

Analysis of healthcare workers' mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from a Three-Wave Longitudinal Study

Cugnata, Federica
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Brombin, Chiara;Mazzetti, Martina;Di Mattei, Valentina E
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2023-01-01

Abstract

: The "Healthcare workers' wellbeing [Benessere Operatori]" project is an exploratory longitudinal study assessing healthcare workers' mental health at three different time points over a 14-month period during the COVID-19 pandemic. We collected socio-demographic and work-related information and assessed the perceived social support, coping strategies, and levels of depression, anxiety, insomnia, anger, burnout, and PTSD symptoms. In total, 325 Italian healthcare workers (i.e. physicians, nurses, other healthcare workers, and clerks) participated in the first initial survey and either the second or third subsequent survey. Participants reported subclinical levels of psychiatric symptoms that remained mostly unchanged across time, except for an increase in stress, depression, state anger, and emotional exhaustion symptoms. Despite subclinical levels, healthcare workers' distress can adversely affect the quality of care, patient satisfaction, and medical error rates. Therefore, implementing interventions to improve healthcare workers' wellbeing is required.
2023
COVID-19
anxiety
depression
health care
health psychology
psychological distress
risk factors
stress
worry
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