What are the mental health conditions and associated factors of front-line health care workers in the COVID-19 outbreak?
Front-line health care workers fighting in the COVID-19 pandemic. Physicians, nurses, technicians and allied health staff were all included in this review, as long as they were directly involved in the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.
Facing this critical pandemic, healthcare workers on the front line who are directly involved in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with COVID-19 are at risk of developing psychological distress and other mental health symptoms. There should be various risk factors which may make certain workers more susceptible to mental health problems.
Psychological outcomes, including descriptive evaluation, prevalence and risk factors of panic, fear, depression, anxiety, stress symptoms,helplessness, insomnia.
Literature using a variety of methods and scales for measuring healthcare worker mental health are included in this review; the top three most commonly used tools were the Psychological Symptom Checklist-90 (SCL-90), the Chinese versions of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) and the Self-Rating Anxiety Scale (SAS).