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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 7-11

Evaluation of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of the health-care professionals across India

1 Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Apollo Childrens Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Psychologist, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Student Clinical Psychologist, PSG College of Sciences, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dhanasekhar Kesavelu
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Apollo Childrens Hospital, Chennai,Tamilnadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/am.am_126_20

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Introduction: The unprecedented pandemic of COVID-19 has put a huge strain on the global health system and stress on the mental health of health-care professionals. We ventured to perform a virtual analysis of the mental health of our colleagues via an online assessment and sent a questionnaire-based survey. Materials and Methods: A 31-question-based survey was sent to health-care professionals including medical and paramedical staff. This Survey was then sent as an online questionnaire using google forms®. Questions were based on three categories, namely their general health, interpersonal support, and resilience. The General Health Questionnaire, Interpersonal Support Evaluation List-12, and Brief Resilience Scale were used to formulate the questionnaire. Results: The results did not show or highlight any area of significant concern currently, although a repeat survey will be very crucial to assess the impact of the pandemic on the mental health of health-care professionals postpandemic and how it has affected their general health, resilience, and an assessment of the support system. Conclusion: The Covid 19 pandemic as expected is taking a toll on the Health Care Workers and this requires ongoing evaluation and intervention.

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