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Webology ; 19(2):8957-8980, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1958091


COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as a global health emergency. It poses a serious challenge to healthcare professionals since they provide healthcare facilities to affected population in extremely stressful circumstances, which may affect their psychological wellbeing. Keeping this in mind, this study was conducted to understand the psychological impact of COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare professionals. Following PRISMA protocol, all research papers published between January 2020 and May 2020 were searched in databases like, e.g., Pub-Med, Science Direct and Google-Scholar databases. After screening through proper inclusion criteria, only 26 studies were finally selected for detailed analysis. Results revealed that healthcare professionals suffered from a variety of psychological disorders, particularly from depression, anxiety, and sleep problems. There were also different predisposing factors that have increased the risk of such adverse psychological symptoms among healthcare professionals. And to deal with such symptoms, the healthcare professionals had adopted different coping strategies. The review concludes that COVID-19 pandemic has a severe impact on the psychological well-being of healthcare professionals, therefore, a broad range of interventions are required for mitigating adverse psychological impact of COVID-19 pandemic among healthcare professionals.