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Well-being Index Scores and Subjective Health Status of Korean Healthcare Workers

Shin Y, Park B, Kim Ne, Choi EJ, Ock M, Jee SH, Park SK, Ahn HS, Park H, Policy Development Committee of National Academy of Medicine of Korea (NAMOK)

Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the subjective level of health-related quality of life of Korean healthcare workers using various quality-of-life instruments. Methods: This study included 992 participants,...
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Strong SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Response After Booster Dose of BNT162b2 mRNA Vaccines in Uninfected Healthcare Workers

Kwon SR, Kwon SR, Kim N, Park H, Minn D, Park S, Roh EY, Yoon JH, Shin S

Despite strict guidelines for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), South Korea is facing its fourth pandemic wave. In this study, by using an automated electrochemiluminescence immunoassay assay, we tracked anti-spike protein...
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Anxiety, Depression and Burnout Levels of Turkish Healthcare Workers at the End of the First Period of COVID-19 Pandemic in Turkey

Uz B, Savaşan E, Soğancı D

Objective: COVID-19 pandemic affected the mental health of healthcare workers (HCWs) as well as their physical health. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the anxiety, depression and burnout levels...
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Risk of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Transmission Among Healthcare Workers Dining in Hospital Staff Cafeterias

Jung J, Lim YJ, Kim EO, Kim SH

Background: Preventive measures are needed to reduce the risk of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection among healthcare workers (HCWs). Notably, hospital staff are usually exposed when they...
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Impact of COVID-19-Related Stress and Depression in Public Sector Workers

Park J, Cho Hm, Ko Ms, Chi Sh, Han C, Yi Hs, Lee MS

Objectives:The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak is a global medical crisis imposing particular burden on public sector employees. The aim of this study was to investigate the psychiatric distress among...
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How COVID-19 Affected Healthcare Workers in the Hospital Locked Down due to Early COVID-19 Cases in Korea

Lee HA, Ahn MH, Byun S, Lee HK, Kweon YS, Chung S, Shin YW, Lee KU

Background The healthcare workers (HCWs) were exposed to never-experienced psychological distress during the early stage of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The aim of this study was to investigate how...
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Trazodone Add-on in COVID-19-related Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor-resistant Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Healthcare Workers: Two Case Reports

Berardis DD, Fornaro M, Ventriglio A, Valchera A, Vellante F, Pettorruso M, Martinotti G, Fraticelli S, Giannantonio MD

COVID-19 represents a significant stress factor for all people worldwide due to several factors, including quarantine, lockdowns, fear of contagion, deaths, and other traumatic events. However, the healthcare workers (HCWs)...
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Antibiotic-Resistant Gram-negative Bacteria Carriage in Healthcare Workers Working in an Intensive Care Unit

Duong BT, Duong MC, Campbell J, Nguyen VMH, Nguyen HH, Hanh Bui TB, Nguyen VVC, McLaws ML

Little is known about antibiotic-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) intestinal carriage among healthcare workers (HCWs) in Vietnam. All HCWs at a tertiary intensive care units were asked to undertake weekly rectal...
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Empathy With Patients and Post-Traumatic Stress Response in Verbally Abused Healthcare Workers

Nam Sh, Lee DW, Seo Hy, Hong YC, Yun JY, Cho Sj, Lee N

Objective The current study examined the differential empathic capacity, post-traumatic symptoms, and coping strategies in healthcare workers (HCWs) according to the exposure of verbal or physical workplace violence (WPV). Methods Using...
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Evaluation of Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 IgG in Healthcare Workers in a Tertiary Hospital in Seoul

Nam M, Moon HW, Kim H, Hur M, Yun YM

Healthcare workers (HCWs) may be at high risk for exposure to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) because of their frequent contact with patients or the direct handling...
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Effects on workers in hospital dedicated to infectious diseases from coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak: emotional change and stress comparison between occupations

Yeop JY, Park JH, Park HK, Pyo CH, Park KH, Kim HB, Ham EM, Lee YS

  • KMID: 2515962
  • J Korean Soc Emerg Med.
  • 2021 Apr;32(2):120-133.
Objective: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak is currently ravaging the world and is a major threat to public health. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at a high risk of acquiring...
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Mental Health Impacts in Health Care Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Lee SH

This study reviews the literature concerning mental health impacts faced by health care workers (HCW) during the COVID-19 pandemic and similar infectious disease outbreaks. Among HCW studied, 9.6–51% reported symptoms...
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A closer look at the high burden of psychiatric disorders among healthcare workers in Egypt during the COVID-19 pandemic

El-Qushayri AE, Dahy A, Reda A, Mahmoud MA, Mageed SA, Kamel AMA, Ghozy S

OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine the prevalence of psychiatric disorders among Egyptian healthcare workers (HCWs) during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. METHODS: Six databases were searched for relevant papers....
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Risk of COVID-19 Transmission from Infected Outpatients to Healthcare Workers in an Outpatient Clinic

Chung H, Kim EO, Kim SH, Jung J

From January to September 2020, we conducted contact-tracing for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients who visited our outpatient clinic to evaluate the risk of COVID-19 transmission from infected patients...
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Factors Associated with Burnout among Healthcare Workers during an Outbreak of MERS

Seo YE, Kim HC, Yoo SY, Lee KU, Lee HW, Lee SH

Objective Although healthcare workers (HCWs) experienced significant stress during the 2015 outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), the factors associated with this stress remain unknown. Thus, the present study...
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A Study on Seroprevalence of Hepatitis A Virus among Healthcare Workers at a University-Affiliated Hospital in Deajeon, Korea

Ji SK, Jang SH, Park MH, Lee JE, Jeong HS, Park J, Han SB, Yi Y, Park SH

Background: In 2019, there was an outbreak of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infections in Korea. This study was performed to determine the seroprevalence of HAV among healthcare workers (HCWs) in...
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Prevalence and Risk Factors of Latent Tuberculosis Infection among Healthcare Workers Using Tuberculin Skin Test and Interferon-γ Release Assay at a Tertiary Hospital in South Korea

Kim SJ, Ha E, Park ES, Choi JY, Kang YA

Background: We evaluated the prevalence and risk factors associated with latent tuberculosis infections (LTBIs) among healthcare workers (HCWs) working in non-TB departments in a tertiary referral hospital. Methods: This study was...
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Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Park SH

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has posed a challenge for healthcare systems, and healthcare workers (HCWs) are at high risk of exposure. Protecting HCWs is of paramount importance to maintain...
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COVID-19 and MERS Infections in Healthcare Workers in Korea

Kang SK

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Comparison of the Seroprevalence of Measles Antibodies among Healthcare Workers in Two Korean Hospitals in 2019

Kwak YG, Song JE, Oh GB, Jeong IH, Cho CR, Kim N, Yoo HM, Yoo GM, Lee MJ, Kim BN

We performed a point seroprevalence survey of measles among healthcare workers (HCWs) at two Korean teaching hospitals in 2019. A total of 2,830 HCWs underwent an antibody test. The overall seropositivity...
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