Mental Health and Psychosocial Implications on the Medical Workers during the Pandemic COVID-19 Outbreak in Pakistan: An Empirical Review

Abdul Rahim Chandio 1 *

EUROPEAN J MED ED TE, Volume 13, Issue 3, Article No: em2012

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The current study provides an overview of the COVID-19 implications on the health workers by means of their mental health and psychosocial aspects. It develops the sense of fear and susceptibility of the health workers for coping the strategies and medical targets and such perceived stress remained so fatal and harmful to the workers psyche to meet the job satisfaction under the prevailing situation due to the outbreak of the pandemic COVID-19. The prevention measures failed and became a futile attempt to seize the atmosphere of stressfulness for the frontline workers to combat the COVID-19 and it returned in the form of fear, anxiety and emotional dilemmas of isolation and loneliness. This study assists to investigate perception of the medical workers by empirical means either they face psychosocial worriness and mentally stress relating to their service during the COVID-19 outbreak in Pakistan. For the data collection, an online survey was conducted from 30 April to 20 May in which 392 questionnaires were distributed among Pakistani doctors and paramedical staff and the response rate remained 256 (65.3%) to discover their concern on the rising dilemma of the COVID-19. For the empirical analysis, proposed variables were adopted to carry out the study in order to find out the intentional level of the health workers regarding their mental distress  and psychosocial problems. For the data collection,  respondents were participated from the  Sindh province of Pakistan in which data was analyzed  through SPSS version 24 as it applied the regressions and Pearson‘s correlation to test  the hypothesis that resulted to reveal all  factors to sustain the significant positive relationship with dependent construct.