Mental Health Care for Medical Staff in Iran during the COVID-19 Pandemic; Different Performance in Alborz Province

  • Atefeh Zandifar ORCID Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran.
  • Hossein Karim ORCID Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran.
  • Mostafa Qorbani ORCID Noncommunicable Diseases Research Center, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran.
  • Rahim Badrfam ORCID Mail Department of Psychiatry, Roozbeh Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords:
COVID-19, Cognitive Counseling, Mental Health, Medical Staff, Iran

Abstract

Objective: The mental health status of health care workers (HCWs) related to COVID-19 is of great importance. By designing cross sectional studies, we evaluated disorders related to the mental health of these health workers. Short-term and long-term diagnostic and treatment interventions are other components of this care protocol.
Method: This study includes a collection of studies and interventions in the form of analytical cross sectional study at the level of educational hospitals of Alborz University of Medical Sciences. In this study, HCWs were evaluated for mental health disorders in quantitative and qualitative studies. Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales (DAS), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) questionnaires, and Stigma questionnaire in quantitative studies with thematic approach in qualitative study were used to evaluate and analyze the data.
Conclusion: A series of coherent measures have been taken to prevent, screen, and treat mental healt
disorders of the staff who provide services to patients with COVID-19. We hope the results of these measures will be used as a guide for other professionals and academic and hospital centers in similar conditions to effectively control the disease and improve the mental health of HCWs.

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Published
2020-07-20
How to Cite
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Zandifar A, Karim H, Qorbani M, Badrfam R. Mental Health Care for Medical Staff in Iran during the COVID-19 Pandemic; Different Performance in Alborz Province. Iran J Psychiatry. 15(3):243-247.
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