Journal of sleep medicine, Vol.17(1) : 93-97, 2020
Now, coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is worldwide threatening. Medical staff’s efforts and sacrifices against COVID-19 are still ongoing. The purpose of this study was to investigate the mental health of the medical staff who have fought against the COVID-19 in hub hospitals.
The medical staff underwent an evaluation of psychiatric and sleep status between March 23rd and April 3rd, 2020. Based on the evaluation, we retrospectively analyzed depression, anxiety, and sleep quality of the medical staff, who worked more than 7 days for fighting against the COVID-19.
This study included a total of 101 medical staff. Approximately 1/4 of the medical staff showed depressive mood and low quality of sleep, and more than 1/3 reported anxiety. The nurses reported more severe psychiatric symptoms and poorer sleep quality.
This study demonstrated the mental and sleep status of the medical staff against COVID-19. Medical and social support should be considered for them.