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Suicide risk and associated factors in healthcare workers seeking psychological support during COVID-19: a cross-sectional study.
Martínez-Arriaga, Reyna Jazmín; Dominguez-Rodriguez, Alejandro; Herdoiza-Arroyo, Paulina Erika; Robles-Garcia, Rebeca; de la Rosa-Gómez, Anabel; Figueroa González, Jairo Alejandro; Muñoz Anacona, Yineth Alejandra.
  • Martínez-Arriaga RJ; Departamento de Clínicas de Salud Mental, Centro Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
  • Dominguez-Rodriguez A; Department of Psychology, Health and Technology, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands.
  • Herdoiza-Arroyo PE; Health Sciences Area, Valencian International University, Valencia, Spain.
  • Robles-Garcia R; School of Psychology, Universidad Internacional del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador.
  • de la Rosa-Gómez A; Epidemiological and Psychosocial Research Directorate, Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría "Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz", Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Figueroa González JA; Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Muñoz Anacona YA; Departamento de Psicología Aplicada, Centro Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
Psychol Health Med ; : 1-15, 2023 May 24.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20239371
ABSTRACT
Healthcare workers have been one of the groups most severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving them with serious psychological effects. Some of these effects have not been treated promptly, leading to further psychological symptoms. The objective of this study was to evaluate suicide risk in healthcare workers seeking psychological help during the COVID-19 pandemic, and factors associated with this risk on participants that were searching for treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a cross-sectional study analyzing data from 626 Mexican healthcare workers seeking psychological help due to the COVID-19 pandemic through the www.personalcovid.com platform. Before they entered treatment, the Plutchik Suicide Risk Scale, the Depression Scale of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, and the Professional Quality of Life Measure, were administered.

Results:

49.4% (n = 308) presented suicide risk. The most severely affected groups were nurses (62%, n = 98) and physicians (52.7%, n = 96). Predictors of suicide risk in healthcare workers were secondary traumatic stress, high depressive affect, low positive affect, emotional insecurity and interpersonal problems, and medication use.

Conclusions:

The suicidal risk detected was high, found mostly in nurses and doctors. This study suggests the presence of psychological effects on healthcare workers, despite the time that has elapsed since the onset of the pandemic.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Type of study: Experimental Studies / Observational study / Prognostic study / Randomized controlled trials Language: English Journal: Psychol Health Med Journal subject: Medicine / Health Services Year: 2023 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: 13548506.2023.2216469

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Type of study: Experimental Studies / Observational study / Prognostic study / Randomized controlled trials Language: English Journal: Psychol Health Med Journal subject: Medicine / Health Services Year: 2023 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: 13548506.2023.2216469