Research Article
Volume 9 Issue 8 - 2020
Psychological Impact of Covid-19 Care on Healthcare Professionals
Karima El Fakiri1*, H Nassih2, R Elqadiri2, A Bourrahouat2, I Ait Sab2, S Younous3, N Rada1, G Draiss1 and M Bouskraoui1
1Pulmonary Pediatric Unit, Mohammed VI University Hospital, Marrakesh, Morocco
2Nephrology Pediatric Hospital, Mohammed VI University Hospital, Marrakesh, Morocco
3Intensive Care Pediatric Unit, Mohammed VI University Hospital, Marrakesh, Morocco
*Corresponding Author: Karima El Fakiri, Pulmonary Pediatric Unit, Mohammed VI University Hospital, Marrakesh, Morocco.
Received: June 26, 2020; Published: July 28, 2020


Introduction: The current COVID-19 pandemic presents a serious public health crisis.

Objective: To determine the psychological impact of the pandemic on healthcare professionals.

Methods: Prospective study on 60 health professionals working in a pediatric unit of covid 19 from March 2020 at the Mohammed VI hospital university in Marrakech.

Results: 18 men (30%) and 42 women (70%). Ages ranged from 22 to 43 with an average of 32. The professions represented were 28 nurses (47%) 21 residents physicians (35%) 6 medicals interns (10%) and 5 professors (8%). The average number of years of experience has been 5 years. Among the main signs of psychological distress felt stress (67%) anxiety (57%) insecurity (57%) tension (28%) nervousness (18%) anger (13%) irritation (8%) depression (10%) discomfort (28%) slowing down (8%) panic (8%) frustration (10%). To overcome the psychological impact of covid 19, the professional resorted to physical exercise at home in 37% a hot shower in 57% a book reading 25% a listening to music 30% a spirituality 38% a good diet 45% sleep 58% meditation 13%.

Conclusion: According to most health professionals, a comprehensive reform of the health system as well as well as moral and material prodding are mandatory in our country.

Keywords: Psychological Impact; Healthcare Professional; Covid 19; Pediatric Unit; Contamination


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Citation: Karima El Fakiri., et al. “Psychological Impact of Covid-19 Care on Healthcare Professionals”. EC Paediatrics 9.8 (2020): 186-190.

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