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Apheresis physician well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic: Results of a survey.
Tanhehco, Yvette C; Li, Yanhua; Zantek, Nicole D; Becker, Joanne; Alsammak, Mohamed; Mikesell, Kael; Wu, Ding Wen; Foster, Tisha; Chhibber, Vishesh; Martin, Marisa Saint; Wehrli, Gay.
  • Tanhehco YC; Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University Irving Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York, USA.
  • Li Y; Department of Pathology, New York University Grossman School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA.
  • Zantek ND; Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
  • Becker J; Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY, Department of Pathology and Anatomic Sciences, Jacobs School of Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA.
  • Alsammak M; Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine, Temple University Hospital; Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Mikesell K; Department of Hematology and Oncology, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, Maine, USA.
  • Wu DW; Department of Pathology and Laboratories, NYU Langone Health, New York, New York, USA.
  • Foster T; OneBlood, Lakeland, Florida, USA.
  • Chhibber V; Transfusion Medicine, UMass Memorial Healthcare, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Martin MS; Departments of Medicine and Pathology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Wehrli G; OneBlood, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Transfusion ; 61(5): 1542-1550, 2021 05.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1096956
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ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND:

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed additional stressors on physician lives. In this study, we report findings from a survey conducted among attending physician (AP) members of the American Society for Apheresis (ASFA) to elucidate the status of their well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as resources provided or actions taken by their institutions and themselves personally to maintain or improve their well-being. STUDY DESIGN AND

METHODS:

A 17-question, voluntary, IRB-approved survey regarding well-being was distributed to the ASFA AP members between August 26, 2020 and September 16, 2020. The descriptive analyses were reported as number and frequency of respondents for each question. Non-parametric chi-square tests, ANOVA, and paired t-tests were performed to determine differences in categorical variables, changes in well-being scores, and compare time points, respectively.

RESULTS:

Based on the responses of 70 attending level physicians representing the United States (U.S., 53, 75.7%) and outside the U.S. (17, 24.3%), the following were observed (1) COVID-19 negatively affects the well-being of a sub-population of APs, (2) neither institutional nor individual measures to improve well-being completely resolved the problem of decreased AP well-being during the pandemic, and (3) personal actions may be superior to institutional resources.

CONCLUSION:

There is a widespread decline in AP well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic that was not adequately improved by institutional or personal resources/actions taken. Institutions and physicians must work together to implement strategies including resources and actions that could further improve AP physician well-being during a public health crisis.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Physicians / Blood Component Removal / Public Health / Surveys and Questionnaires / Pandemics / SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 Type of study: Observational study / Prognostic study / Randomized controlled trials Limits: Adult / Female / Humans / Male Country/Region as subject: North America Language: English Journal: Transfusion Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Trf.16340

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Physicians / Blood Component Removal / Public Health / Surveys and Questionnaires / Pandemics / SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 Type of study: Observational study / Prognostic study / Randomized controlled trials Limits: Adult / Female / Humans / Male Country/Region as subject: North America Language: English Journal: Transfusion Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Trf.16340