Last updated on September 2020

COVID-Impact "Psychological IMPACT of Covid-19 on AP-HP Staff"


Brief description of study

The epidemic of coronavirus induces a major influx of patients implying a rapid modification of the organizations, a work overload and a significant stress for the care teams and supports of the hospitals of the Assistance Publique - Hpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) . To this is added the impact on each professional of the large number of very severe patients to be treated, of death and the anxiety of contamination, reinforced by the actual cases of staff themselves sick. Emergency phone numbers for professionals in the event of psychological suffering were quickly put in place at the AP-HP and Hospitals level. The objective of this study is to assess the psychopathological and psycho-traumatic consequences of this exceptional situation on the staff, during the epidemic and at a distance from it, in order to be able to target the solutions to be implemented. Hypothesis is that some personnel may develop one or more of the following disorders: adjustment disorder or other anxiety disorder, acute stress disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depressive episodes as defined in the DSM-5. This study also aimes to assess effect of support measures put in place, by comparing the evolution of those who benefited from those who did not use them, as well as the risk factors specific. The results will make it possible to have an estimate of the percentage of people who may require specific support, and to identify the staff most at risk, and thus predict the importance of the circuits and structures for support of staff which will be necessary in the short and long term. The main anticipated risk factors are: being a nurse, having a low number of years of professional experience, and being on the front line of care for affected patients.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT04558437

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