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The Professional and Psycho-Emotional Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Medical Care—A Romanian GPs’ Perspective

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Department of Preventive Medicine and Interdisciplinarity, Faculty of General Medicine, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Iasi, 16 Universității Street, 700115 Iasi, Romania
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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences I, Faculty of Pharmacy, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Iasi, 16 Universității Street, 700115 Iasi, Romania
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Prolife Clinics, 28 Anastasie Panu Street, 700115 Iasi, Romania
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Department of Medical Sciences I, Faculty of General Medicine, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Iasi, 16 Universității Street, 700115 Iasi, Romania
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Academic Editors: Ivan Gentile, Annamaria Colao and Prisco Piscitelli
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(4), 2031; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18042031
Received: 4 February 2021 / Revised: 12 February 2021 / Accepted: 15 February 2021 / Published: 19 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue COVID-19: Prevention, Diagnosis, Therapy and Follow Up)
The aim of this study was to assess the psycho-emotional impact and the adjustment degree of Romanian general practitioners (GPs) in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic context. With a cross-sectional design, the study included 677 GPs to whom a validated questionnaire based on different items targeting three factors was sent: burden of prevention, presence of stress symptoms, and adjustment to pandemic. The burden of prevention and the adjustment effort to the pandemic were felt significantly more by female doctors and by GPs working in associated offices. The case definition quality, the support received, the professional life changes, and the stress symptoms proved to be the main predictors for the adjustment to pandemic. The adjustment measurement questionnaire can be used in further studies to identify the most supportive public health practices in difficult epidemiological contexts. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; Romanian GPs; stress; adjustment to pandemic; burden of prevention COVID-19; Romanian GPs; stress; adjustment to pandemic; burden of prevention
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Stafie, C.S.; Profire, L.; Apostol, M.M.; Costache, I.I. The Professional and Psycho-Emotional Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Medical Care—A Romanian GPs’ Perspective. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 2031. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18042031

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Stafie CS, Profire L, Apostol MM, Costache II. The Professional and Psycho-Emotional Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Medical Care—A Romanian GPs’ Perspective. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(4):2031. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18042031

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Stafie, Celina Silvia, Lenuta Profire, Maria Manuela Apostol, and Irina Iuliana Costache. 2021. "The Professional and Psycho-Emotional Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Medical Care—A Romanian GPs’ Perspective" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 4: 2031. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18042031

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