Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Al Zadjali, Najat Mohammed Issa


Mental health status among Health Care Workers in Primary care exposed to COVID-19 pandemic in North Batinah, Oman

Firdous Jahan; Najat Mohammed Issa Al Zadjali; Muhammad Siddiqui; Sheikha Ali Mohammed Al Moqbali

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 1268-1280

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is causing an enormous strain on healthcare providers
worldwide, from general practitioners to physicians and pharmacists. Health Care Worker (HCW)
in primary care is the first line defender in the community. The disease impact is being felt both by
those who care directly for COVID patients and those who practice in the community.
Methods
A questionnaire-based cross-sectional study was conducted in primary care/ Health centers in the
North Batinah region of Oman to assess healthcare workers' psychological responses and related
factors during the Covid-19 outbreak. All doctors and nurses working in primary health care
services were invited to participate in the study by filling in the study questionnaire. An electronic
survey link was sent out via email. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS (IBM SPSS
Statistics 24.0).