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JDR Clin Trans Res ; 6(1): 24-39, 2021 01.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-975851


OBJECTIVES: 1) To compare the impact of COVID-19 on the life experiences of essential workers attending a COVID-19 antibody testing clinic at a dental school. 2) To compare responses of dental, non-dental health care, and non-health care essential workers. 3) To assess acceptability/satisfaction of testing done in a dental setting. METHOD: A total of 984 participants completed a self-administered online questionnaire. RESULTS: Over 90% were healthy (i.e., not in a high-risk health-related group for COVID-19), did not have COVID-19 symptoms within 30 d, and always/frequently engaged in preventive measures. Fifty-eight percent thought that they had a 0% to 25% chance of having immunity/antibodies to COVID-19. Non-dental health care workers thought that their chance was significantly higher (P < 0.05) than others. Over 70% were sometimes, frequently, or always worried about their friends and loved ones getting COVID-19 and of resulting financial problems. Dental workers were significantly less afraid than non-dental health care and non-health care providers. For all groups, more than half of the respondents stated that the pandemic had a negative (somewhat worse or worse) impact on daily life (59%), interactions with others (65%), stress levels (66%), and enjoyment of life (56%). There were significant differences among all 3 groups regarding the percentage of individuals with a negative impact on job security (dental, 47%; non-dental health care, 34%; non-health care, 31%). However, more than half of the respondents stated that the pandemic had a positive impact (same, somewhat better, or much better) on caring about one another, self-care, and exercise. Knowing the results of an antibody test would decrease the level of stress and anxiety in 67% of respondents. Over 80% found a COVID-19 test received in a dental setting acceptable, were "definitely" satisfied, and would "definitely" recommend it to a friend, family, or coworker. CONCLUSIONS: These findings support that dental workers are as vulnerable as other essential workers to threats and psychological impacts of COVID-19. They also support the acceptability and satisfaction of testing for a pandemic done in a dental setting. KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER STATEMENT: The results of this study highlight the impact that pandemics such as COVID-19 can have on life experiences of essential workers, including dentists. It also highlights a role that dentistry can play within the broader health care system, during and beyond the current pandemic, to help with surveillance efforts of community health. Testing may also help alleviate stress and anxiety associated with these pandemics.

COVID-19 , Anxiety , COVID-19 Testing , Humans , Life Change Events , SARS-CoV-2
Medico e Bambino ; 39(4):232-236, 2020.
Article in Italian | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-762581


Covid-19 is forcing medical doctors to deal with the urgent need to find clinical answers in an area where, unfortunately, there are still therapies with no evidence of efficacy and safety. In any case, they must make decisions and face the dilemma of immediately using any therapeutic options that has some plausibility of treatment or instead making clinical trial. However, the latter require formal steps and procedures. How do medical doctors understand which of these are essential and necessary? Is it really important to register the new clinical trials on the official platforms? Is this an unnecessary bureaucratic passage that can be avoided during the emergency phase? The present article tries to answer these questions by also addressing other critical issues related to clinical trials at a time when the good rules of clinical research must not be an obstacle to accessing the best available treatments.