A2 Review article, Literature review, Systematic review
Factors mediating the psychological well-being of healthcare workers responding to global pandemics : a systematic review (2021)


Schneider, J., Talamonti, D., Gibson, B., & Forshaw, M. (2021). Factors mediating the psychological well-being of healthcare workers responding to global pandemics : a systematic review. Journal of Health Psychology, OnlineFirst. https://doi.org/10.1177/13591053211012759


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Schneider, Jekaterina; Talamonti, Deborah; Gibson, Benjamin; Forshaw, Mark

Journal or series: Journal of Health Psychology

ISSN: 1359-1053

eISSN: 1461-7277

Publication year: 2021

Volume: OnlineFirst

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/13591053211012759

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/75292

Web address of parallel published publication (pre-print): https://psyarxiv.com/c23tx/


Abstract

This paper reviewed mediators of psychological well-being among healthcare workers responding to pandemics. After registration on PROSPERO, a systematic review was performed in four databases and 39 studies were included. Worse mental health outcomes, such as stress, depressive symptoms, anxiety and burnout were related to demographic characteristics, contact with infected patients and poor perceived support. Self-efficacy, coping ability, altruism and organisational support were protective factors. Despite limitations in the quality of available evidence, this review highlights the prevalence of poor mental health in healthcare workers and proposes target mediators for future interventions.


Keywords: COVID-19; pandemics; health care personnel; work burden; mental well-being; mental health

Free keywords: COVID-19; healthcare professionals; mediation; mental health; pandemic


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