Resilience and post-traumatic stress disorder among healthcare workers during the COVID-19 outbreak
Anabel de la Rosa Gómez 1 , Alejandro Dominguez-Rodriguez 2 3 , Alejandro Manuel Rodríguez Huitrón 1 * , Lorena A Flores-Plata 1 , Carolina Santillán Torres-Torija 1 , Reyna Jazmín Martínez Arriaga 4 , Paulina Erika Herdoiza-Arroyo 5 , Rebeca Robles García 6 , Alejandra Estrada Gómez 1 , Eduardo Bautista Valerio 1
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1 Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Estado de México, MEXICO2 Department of Psychology, Health and Technology, University of Twente, Enschede, THE NETHERLANDS3 Health Sciences Area, Valencian International University, Valencia, SPAIN4 Departamento de Clínicas de Salud Mental, Centro Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Guadalajara, Jalisco, MEXICO5 Escuela de Psicología, Universidad Internacional del Ecuador, Quito, ECUADOR6 Dirección de Investigaciones Epidemiológicas y Psicosociales, Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz, Ciudad de México, MEXICO* Corresponding Author

Abstract

During the health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most affected sectors was the healthcare workers (HCWs), since it is a population group with a high risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, or depression. Resilience is one of the abilities that can favor a greater adaptation to adverse circumstances. Therefore, the aim of the present research was to know the association between resilience and PTSD in HCWs during the COVID-19 outbreak, which contributes to the development of preventive strategies and therapeutic interventions for this debilitating mental disorder. The study was prospective ex post facto, cross-sectional; it had a non-probabilistic sample of 613 Mexican HCWs. Data was collected through the platform www.personalcovid.com. The results obtained showed that resilience is negatively related to PTSD, with nurses being the most at-risk group among HCWs.

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Article Type: Original Article

ELECTRON J GEN MED, 2023, Volume 20, Issue 5, Article No: em505

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/13265

Publication date: 01 Sep 2023

Online publication date: 13 May 2023

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