INTRODUCTION: The pandemic caused many psychological problems such as anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mood disorders. We aimed to assess the level of information about COVID and the depression rate among the healthcare workers.
METHODS: Our study was conducted on 89 healthcare workers. This survey was held among healthcare workers who worked in COVID-19 service during the pandemic in Turkey. As a guideline to adequately identify depression rates we used Beck Depression Inventory. Each question was scored in the Beck depression questionnaire.
RESULTS: The service period length of the healthcare personnel participating in the study were 0-2 years in 34 (38.2%), 2-5 years in 25 (28.1%), 5-10 years in 12 (13.5%), and >10 years in 18 (20.2%) healthcare workers. There was a statistically significant difference between the service period of healthcare workers and their COVID-19 knowledge scores (p<0.05). Thirty (33.7%) of 89 healthcare workers had minimal depression, 30 (33.7%) had mild depression, 19 (21.3%) had moderate depression, and 10 (11.2%) had severe depression. There was no statistically significant difference between the knowledge levels of healthcare professionals and their depression scores (p>0.05).
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: The survey results about COVID -19 highlighted that psychological support should be ensured, adequate education/training should be provided. Additionally, psychosocial needs should be determined, and psychosocial services should be given to healthcare workers.