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Psychological Effects of COVID-19 on Hospital Staff: A National Cross-Sectional Survey of China Mainland

20 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2020

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Jianming Guo

Capital Medical University - Department of Vascular Surgery

Lianming Liao

Fujian Medical University - Center of Laboratory Medicine

Baoguo Wang

Capital Medical University - Department of Neurosurgery

Xiaoqiang Li

Nanjing University - Department of Vascular Surgery

Lianrui Guo

Capital Medical University - Department of Vascular Surgery

Zhu Tong

Capital Medical University - Department of Vascular Surgery

Qinghua Guan

Capital Medical University - Department of Vascular Surgery

Mingyue Zhou

Capital Medical University - Department of Neurosurgery

Yingfeng Wu

Capital Medical University - Department of Vascular Surgery

Jian Zhang

Capital Medical University - Department of Vascular Surgery

Yongquan Gu

Capital Medical University - Department of Vascular Surgery

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Abstract

Objective: This study was aimed to examine the psychological impact of the COVID-2019 outbreak on medical staff in China.

Methods: In February 2020, an online survey was carried out by using a WeChat online survey tool to evaluate the effects of the outbreak on the mental health of medical staff around China.

Results: A total of 11118 medical staff responded the survey. About 4·98% of the respondents reported middle and high levels of anxiety while 13·47% of the respondents reported middle and high levels of depression since the COVID-19 outbreak. Nurses, frontline medical staff and younger medical staff were more likely to have anxiety and depression than physicians, non- frontline medical staff and older medical staff respectively.

Conclusions: Although serious psychological impact of COVID-19 is not so common in the medical staff in China, programs are needed to protect them against the negative impacts of COVID-19.

Funding Statement: This work is supported by The National Key R&D Program of China (2017YFC1104100, 2018YFC2000704). Beijing municipal administration of hospitals climbing talent training program (DFL20150801), Beijing Municipal Administration of Hospitals Incubating Program (PX2018035), and Beijing Municipal Administration of Hospitals’ Youth Program (QML20180804).

Declaration of Interests: None.

Ethics Approval Statement: Ethical approval was obtained from the institutional review board of the Xuanwu Hospital Capital Medical University.

Keywords: COVID-19, medical staff, anxiety, depression, infectious disease outbreak, China

Suggested Citation

Guo, Jianming and Liao, Lianming and Wang, Baoguo and Li, Xiaoqiang and Guo, Lianrui and Tong, Zhu and Guan, Qinghua and Zhou, Mingyue and Wu, Yingfeng and Zhang, Jian and Gu, Yongquan, Psychological Effects of COVID-19 on Hospital Staff: A National Cross-Sectional Survey of China Mainland (3/2/2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3550050 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3550050

Jianming Guo

Capital Medical University - Department of Vascular Surgery

Beijing, 100053
China

Lianming Liao

Fujian Medical University - Center of Laboratory Medicine

Fujian, 350001
China

Baoguo Wang

Capital Medical University - Department of Neurosurgery

Beijing, 100093
China

Xiaoqiang Li

Nanjing University - Department of Vascular Surgery

Nanjing
China

Lianrui Guo

Capital Medical University - Department of Vascular Surgery

Beijing, 100053
China

Zhu Tong

Capital Medical University - Department of Vascular Surgery

Beijing, 100053
China

Qinghua Guan

Capital Medical University - Department of Vascular Surgery

Beijing, 100053
China

Mingyue Zhou

Capital Medical University - Department of Neurosurgery

Beijing, 100093
China

Yingfeng Wu

Capital Medical University - Department of Vascular Surgery

Beijing, 100053
China

Jian Zhang

Capital Medical University - Department of Vascular Surgery

Beijing, 100053
China

Yongquan Gu (Contact Author)

Capital Medical University - Department of Vascular Surgery ( email )

Beijing, 100053
China

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