The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the quality of life of healthcare workers and the associated factors: A systematic review

Translated title of the contribution: The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the quality of life of healthcare workers and the associated factors: A systematic review

Liliana Cruz-Ausejo, David Villarreal-Zegarra, C. Mahony Reátegui-Rivera, Miguel Burgos, Ana L. Vilela-Estrada, Gabriel Castro, Héctor Collantes, Anthony Copez-Lonzoy*

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Abstract

Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated health issues in healthcare workers which in turn impacts their quality of life. Objective: This review aimed to (i) analyze the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the quality of life of healthcare professionals and (ii) identify the associated factors with quality of life. Materials and methods: We conducted a systematic review using the PRISMA guidelines previously registered in PROSPERO (CRD42021253075). The searched in Web of Science, Scopus, MEDLINE and EMBASE databases included original articles published till May 2021. Results: We found 19 articles and 14,352 professionals in total, the median age ranged from 29 to 42.5 years and 37% of the studies used the WHOQOL-BREF instrument to assess the outcome. The report was heterogeneous, 7 studies described global scores and 9 by domains. Depression, anxiety and stress were commonly reported factors affecting professional's quality of life and this was significantly lower among professionals working with COVID-19 patients compared to their counterparts. Conclusion: COVID-19 frontline workers perceived lower quality of life, which was mainly associated with psychological states such as the aforementioned besides to working conditions like not being previously trained in COVID-19 cases. On the other hand, social support, resilience and active coping could improved their quality of life.

Translated title of the contributionThe impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the quality of life of healthcare workers and the associated factors: A systematic review
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-24
Number of pages14
JournalRevista de Psiquiatria y Salud Mental
Volume16
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023

Keywords

  • Coronavirus
  • Health personnel
  • Health-related quality of life
  • Occupational health
  • SARS-CoV-2

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