Health outcomes and psychosocial risk exposures among healthcare workers during the first wave of the COVID-19 outbreak

Marina Moreno Martínez, María Isabel Fernández-Cano*, Maria Feijoo-Cid, Clara Aurora Llorens Serrano, Albert Navarro Gine

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Introduction: The aim is to describe the health and psychosocial risk factors of Spanish
healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: A cross-sectional study by means of an online questionnaire (April–May 2020). The data comes from the database resulting from the COTS project “Working conditions, insecurity, and health in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic”. The sample consisted of 1,989 health care workers. Results: Women, young people (doctors and nurses) and the middle-aged (assistants) had poorer health and greater exposure to psychosocial risks. Geriatric assistants were the most affected occupational group. Conclusions: gender, occupation, and age are focuses of inequality in the exposure of health care workers to psychosocial risks.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSafety Science
Publication statusAccepted in press - 2021

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