Fear, Burnout, and Health Profile in Healthcare Professionals Contacting Patients with COVID-19: A Comparative Study


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Authors

  • Sengül SEN TEKIN
  • Feride YARAR
  • Fatih Tekin Pamukkale Üniversitesi Fizyoterapi ve Rehabilitasyon Fakültesi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7133638%20

Keywords:

Burnout, Fear, Health Profile, Healthcare Professionals, COVID-19

Abstract

Aim: The aim of this study is to compare the fear, burnout and healthcare profile of healthcare professionals who are in contact with patients with COVID-19 by comparing them with those who are not.

Methods: The fear, burnout and health profiles of the participants were created by filling out the COVID-19 Fear Scale, Maslach Burnout Scale and Nottingham Health Profile to the healthcare professional from all professions who came into contact with patients with COVID-19 in health institutions across the country using online methods. The data obtained were compared with the data obtained by the same evaluation method of healthcare professional from every occupational group working in health institutions across the country, but who have never been in contact with patients with COVID-19.

Results: A total of 300 participants (Study group n=150, Control group n=150) with a mean age of 37.87±8.80 years (22-60 years) were included. in our study. There was no statistically significant difference between the groups in terms of fear of COVID-19 (p>0.05), however, burnout was higher (p<0.05) and quality of life was lower in the group that was in contact with patients with COVID-19 (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Intense working conditions brought by the pandemic and the fear of a disease encountered for the first time in the world the burnout and social isolation of healthcare professionals have further increased and their quality of life has further decreased. Since they are constantly in the hospital environment, healthcare professionals who are not in contact with a patient with COVID-19 also experience fear of COVID-19.

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2022-10-03

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SEN TEKIN, S., YARAR, F., & Tekin, F. (2022). Fear, Burnout, and Health Profile in Healthcare Professionals Contacting Patients with COVID-19: A Comparative Study. GEVHER NESIBE JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES, 7(20), 169–175. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7133638

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