Factores asociados a los trastornos de la esfera mental en el personal de salud de la amazonia peruana al finalizar la pandemia covid-19

Translated title of the contribution: FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH DISORDERS OF THE MENTAL SPHERE IN HEALTH PERSONNEL IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON AT THE END OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Milena Bonilla-García, Luis Ciudad-Fernandez, Jose Armada, Christian R. Mejia

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Abstract

Introduction: In the context of this pandemic, healthcare personnel have experienced psychological changes, due to their direct contact with COVID-19 infected patients, becoming part of a vulnerable group. Objective: To identify factors associated with mental health disorders among amazonic healthcare personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Material and Methods: The population consisted of healthcare personnel from two level I and II establishments, with a sample size of 341 individuals.The study design was observational, cross sectional, and a self-administered survey was used as the instrument. Results: A higher prevalence of depression was found in women (adjusted prevalence ratio [aPR]: 1.71; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.29-2.26; p-value <0.001), and a lower prevalence of depression was associated with older age (aPR: 0.98; 95% CI: 0.97-0.99; p-value=0.018). Anxiety was associated with having deceased family members (aPR: 1.06; 95% CI: 1.01-1.12; p-value=0.029). Having previous illnesses (aPR: 1.72; 95% CI: 1.27-2.32; p-value <0.001), having deceased colleagues (aPR: 1.05; 95% CI: 1.05-1.06; p-value <0.001), and being a nurse (aPR: 1.40; 95% CI: 1.05-1.85; p-value=0.020) was closely related to post traumatic stress (PTSD). Conclusion: It is concluded that there are factors associated with depression, anxiety, stress, and PTSD among amazonic healthcare personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Translated title of the contributionFACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH DISORDERS OF THE MENTAL SPHERE IN HEALTH PERSONNEL IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON AT THE END OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)285-296
Number of pages12
JournalRevista de la Asociacion Espanola de Especialistas en Medicina del Trabajo
Volume32
Issue number4
StateIndexed - 2023
Externally publishedYes

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