Did the COVID-19 pandemic affect levels of burnout, anxiety and depression among doctors and nurses in Bangladesh? A cross-sectional survey study.

Publication date: Mar 07, 2024

COVID-19 has caused severe disruption to clinical services in Bangladesh but the extent of this, and the impact on healthcare professionals is unclear. We aimed to assess the perceived levels of anxiety, depression and burnout among doctors and nurses during COVID-19 pandemic. We undertook an online survey using RedCap, directed at doctors and nurses across four institutions in Bangladesh (The Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver Institute & Hospital (SRNGIH), Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), Mugda Medical College Hospital (MMCH) and M Abdur Rahim Medical College (MARMC) Hospital). We collected information on demographics, awareness of well-being services, COVID-19-related workload, as well as anxiety, depression and burnout using two validated questionnaires: the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI). Of the 3000 participants approached, we received responses from 2705 (90. 2%). There was a statistically significant difference in anxiety, depression and burnout scores across institutions (p

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Concepts Keywords
Bangladesh anxiety disorders
Covid burnout, professional
Liver COVID-19
Nurses depression & mood disorders


Type Source Name
disease MESH COVID-19 pandemic
disease MESH burnout

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