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Article: Psychological effects of the SARS outbreak in Hong Kong on high-risk health care workers

TitlePsychological effects of the SARS outbreak in Hong Kong on high-risk health care workers
Authors
KeywordsHealth care workers
Hong Kong
Outbreak
SARS
Severe acute respiratory syndrome
Stress
Issue Date2004
PublisherCanadian Psychiatric Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.cpa-apc.org/Publications/cjpHome.asp
Citation
Canadian Journal Of Psychiatry, 2004, v. 49 n. 6, p. 391-393 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To quantify stress and the psychological impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) on high-risk health care workers (HCWs). Method: We evaluated 271 HCWs from SARS units and 342 healthy control subjects, using the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) to assess stress levels and a structured list of putative psychological effects of SARS to assess its psychological effects. Healthy control subjects were balanced for age, sex, education, parenthood, living circumstances, and lack of health care experience. Results: Stress levels were raised in both groups (PSS = 18) but were not relatively increased in the HCWs. HCWs reported significantly more positive (94%, n = 256) and more negative psychological effects (89%, n = 241) from SARS than did control subjects. HCWs declared confidence in infection-control measures. Conclusions: In HCWs, adaptive responses to stress and the positive effects of infection control training may be protective in future outbreaks. Elevated stress in the population may be an important indicator of future psychiatric morbidity.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/81667
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.952
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.631
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dc.contributor.authorChua, SEen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheung, Ven_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheung, Cen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMcAlonan, GMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, JWSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheung, EPTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, MTYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, MMCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTang, SWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChoy, KMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, MKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChu, CMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTsang, KWTen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T08:20:32Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T08:20:32Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationCanadian Journal Of Psychiatry, 2004, v. 49 n. 6, p. 391-393en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0706-7437en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/81667-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To quantify stress and the psychological impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) on high-risk health care workers (HCWs). Method: We evaluated 271 HCWs from SARS units and 342 healthy control subjects, using the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) to assess stress levels and a structured list of putative psychological effects of SARS to assess its psychological effects. Healthy control subjects were balanced for age, sex, education, parenthood, living circumstances, and lack of health care experience. Results: Stress levels were raised in both groups (PSS = 18) but were not relatively increased in the HCWs. HCWs reported significantly more positive (94%, n = 256) and more negative psychological effects (89%, n = 241) from SARS than did control subjects. HCWs declared confidence in infection-control measures. Conclusions: In HCWs, adaptive responses to stress and the positive effects of infection control training may be protective in future outbreaks. Elevated stress in the population may be an important indicator of future psychiatric morbidity.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherCanadian Psychiatric Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.cpa-apc.org/Publications/cjpHome.aspen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofCanadian Journal of Psychiatryen_HK
dc.subjectHealth care workersen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectOutbreaken_HK
dc.subjectSARSen_HK
dc.subjectSevere acute respiratory syndromeen_HK
dc.subjectStressen_HK
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaks-
dc.subject.meshHealth Personnel - psychology - statistics and numerical data-
dc.subject.meshOccupational Diseases - epidemiology-
dc.subject.meshOccupational Exposure - statistics and numerical data-
dc.subject.meshSevere Acute Respiratory Syndrome - epidemiology - psychology-
dc.titlePsychological effects of the SARS outbreak in Hong Kong on high-risk health care workersen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChua, SE: sechua@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.volume49en_HK
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