Anxiety and depression levels of healthcare workers during Covid-19 pandemic

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Turan O., YILMAZ DEMİRCİ N., Güntülü A., Akçay Ş., Aktürk Ü. A., Bilaçeroğlu S., ...More

African Health Sciences, vol.22, no.1, pp.532-540, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.4314/ahs.v22i1.62
  • Journal Name: African Health Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Index Islamicus, MEDLINE, Pollution Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.532-540
  • Keywords: anxiety, covid-19, depression, Healthcare workers
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 Turan O et al.Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19), which causes a pandemic in the world, has started to appear in turkey since march 2020. Healthcare workers are at the top of the groups most at risk for covid-19 infection, which can have a negative impact on psychological state. Objectives: It was aimed to evaluate anxiety and depression levels among healthcare workers. Methods: this cross-sectional study performed via an online survey in april 2020. Participants answered questions about sociodemographic features, personal views and experiences about covid-19 and the hospital anxiety and depression scale (hads). Results: A total of 300 healthcare workers,193 men and 107 women, participated in the survey. According to hads, 44.6% of participants scored above anxiety and 68.2% scored above depression cut-off points. Being younger than 50 and taking care of covid-19 patients in hospitals were independently associated with anxiety risk. Female gender, young age (less than 50) and having comorbidity were independent risk factors for depression. Conclusion: Healthcare workers were at high risk of anxiety and depression during covid-19 outbreak. For this reason, psychological support should be given, especially to the group with high risk.