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Mental distress among Liberian medical staff working at the China Ebola Treatment Unit: a cross sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, September 2015
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Title
Mental distress among Liberian medical staff working at the China Ebola Treatment Unit: a cross sectional study
Published in
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, September 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12955-015-0341-2
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Li, Changli Wan, Ru Ding, Yi Liu, Jue Chen, Zonggui Wu, Chun Liang, Zhiqing He, Chengzhong Li

Abstract

Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa not only triggered a grave public health crisis, but also exerted and induced huge mental distress on medical staff, which would negatively influence epidemic control and social rebuilt furthermore. We chose the local medical staff working at the China Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) to explore the severity of potential mental distress and involved potential causes. A descriptive study using the Symptom Check List 90 - Revised (SCL90-R) questionnaire to assess psychological health status was conducted among 52 Liberian medical staff. Global indices, including Global Severity Index (GSI), Positive Symptom Total (PST) and Positive Symptom Distress Index (PSDI), and nine subscales based on 90 inquiry items were compared among gender, work duty and other subgroups. Data were analyzed using Graphpad Prism and SPSS software. Mental distress among participants was not very serious; only PSDI, paranoid ideation and interpersonal sensitivity numerically increased relative to changes in other categories. While male medics and those responsible for cleaning and disinfection showed significant increases in scores for psychological dimensions, such as obsessive-compulsive, anxiety, phobic anxiety, interpersonal sensitivity, paranoid ideation and positive symptom total. Data of this study implies that the psychological health status of medical staff within the special social environment of an Ebola treatment unit should warrant more attention.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Unknown 92 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 18 19%
Researcher 17 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 9%
Other 8 9%
Student > Postgraduate 7 8%
Other 19 20%
Unknown 16 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 28 30%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 13%
Psychology 11 12%
Social Sciences 4 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 3%
Other 12 13%
Unknown 23 25%

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#9,821,455
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#925
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#135,746
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