Healthcare workers

Canadian healthcare workers assisting COVID-19 patients had higher anxiety and depression scores than pre-pandemic

A CITF-funded study, published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, found that healthcare workers (HCWs) assisting patients with COVID-19 exhibited clinically significant scores for anxiety and depression and were more likely to report the use of sleep medications, compared to pre-pandemic.

2024-03-11T11:37:32-04:00March 9, 2024|Healthcare workers|

Healthcare workers had higher incidences of SARS-CoV-2 infection and mental health conditions compared to the general population

A CITF-funded study, published in preprint and not yet peer-reviewed, found that healthcare workers (HCW) in Alberta had a higher incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection and of mental health issues compared to community members (referents) seen in pre-pandemic physician consultations who were matched on gender, age, and geographic location. Excess infection was most notable early in the pandemic and during the fifth (Omicron) wave.

2023-10-02T15:47:09-04:00October 2, 2023|Healthcare workers|
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