Psychological well-being of healthcare workers during COVID-19: Relationship with risk perception and fear in the context of health belief model.

Psychological well-being of healthcare workers during COVID-19: Relationship with risk perception and fear in the context of health belief model.

Publication date: Jan 19, 2024

This study aimed to evaluate the extent of fear and risk perception related to COVID-19 and their impact on the psychological well-being of healthcare workers. Data were gathered through an online survey, incorporating questions about risk perception utilizing the health belief model, the Fear of COVID-19 Scale, and the General Health Questionnaire-12. A total of 364 HCWs participated in the survey, with 94% of participants identified as being in the high-risk category for mental disorders based on their General Health Questionnaire scores. The assessment of COVID-19-related risk perception within the Health Belief Model demonstrated significant correlations between perceived susceptibility, perceived severity, perceived barriers, and self-efficacy with both the fear scale and General Health Questionnaire scores. Linear regression was employed to identify factors influencing General Health Questionnaire scores, revealing that risk perception, Fear of COVID-19 scores, marital status, and perceived health were significantly associated with General Health Questionnaire scores. These findings underscore the importance of monitoring the psychological well-being of healthcare workers throughout all stages of pandemic preparedness and response.

Concepts Keywords
Covid COVID-19
Fear healthcare workers
Healthcare preparedness
Workers psychological well-being
risk perception

Semantics

Type Source Name
disease MESH COVID-19
disease MESH mental disorders
disease IDO susceptibility
disease MESH marital status

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