Professional Quality of Life among Healthcare Workers: A Case Study Conducted during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Hafiz Hamid Rashid Azra Naheed Medical College Superior University Lahore, Pakistan
  • Ghazal Hussain Department of Physical Therapy & rehabilitation, School of Health Sciences, University of Management and Technology, Lahore
  • Tariq Rashid Post graduate Resident Orthopedic Department, Shalamar Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Sarah Hussain Government of the Punjab, Primary & Amp; Secondary Health Care Department Lahore, Pakistan
Keywords: burnout, disease, pandemic, quality of life, stress, traumatic

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Coronavirus is an infectious respiratory disease. Following its outbreak in China, the virus spread rapidly throughout the world. Consequently, the WHO declared it as a serious international emergency concern. The healthcare workers (HCWs) fighting as active and critical frontline warriors during the COVID-19 pandemic were at a high risk of exhibiting psychosocial stress and mental health symptoms. The aim of this study was to evaluate the professional quality of life of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The population of this research consisted of 238 HCWs. The data was collected through online Google forms and participants were assessed by using professional quality of life tool (ProQOL-5). The results showed that the majority (84.2%) of HCWs had average compassion satisfaction (CS), while only 14.6% had high CS scores. For burnout, the majority had average scores whereas only 8.3% had a low count of burnout. Similarly, the majority of the participants had average secondary traumatic (ST) stress (88.3%), while 9.2% had low ST stress, and 2.5% had high ST stress. This study concluded that the healthcare workers (HCWs) had average CS, burnout, and ST stress

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Published
2024-07-08
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