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THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECT OF COVID-19 AMONG HEALTHCAREWORKERS IN DEPARTMENT OF OBG AND ITS ALLIED BRANCHES AT RL JALAPPA HOSPITAL AND RESEARCH CENTRE
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  • SHEELA S.R,
  • Srujana Lakshmi,
  • VISHNU KESANI,
  • SREERAMULU P.N.
SHEELA S.R
Sri Devraj Urs Medical College
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Srujana Lakshmi
Sri Devraj Urs Medical College
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VISHNU KESANI
Sri Devraj Urs Medical College
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SREERAMULU P.N.
Sri Devraj Urs Medical College
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Abstract

Introduction: COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease 2019 ), an acute respiratory disease caused by Novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is declared to be a public health emergency of international concern by WHO and declared COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Health care workers on the frontlines are vulnerable to infection and heavy stress. Objective : Assessment of psychological status in Health care workers in Department of OBG and its allied branches at RLJH and Research centre during COVID-19 outbreak. Methods: The study population included Health care workers in Department of OBG and its allied branches at RLJH. The study tool included questionnaire of 2 sections with 40 questions filled by staff mentioned above and stress levels were evaluated accordingly. Results: A total of 271 participants involved in this study completed the questionnaire which included various factors causing stress and also factors that helped to reduce stress. Conclusion: Covid- 19 outbreak was a stressful experience for healthcare workers. The preventive measures implemented by our Hospital administration as described in our study were useful to reduce stress among them. The experience of Healthcare workers can be enhanced by hospitals on targeting the present aspects in this study during future outbreaks.