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Psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on university professors at a University Institution in North Lima

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Carlos La Rosa-Longobardi ,
Carlos La Rosa-Longobardi

Universidad Nacional de Educación Enrique Guzmán y Valle, Escuela de Posgrado. Lima, Perú.

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Lucia Asencios-Trujillo ,
Lucia Asencios-Trujillo

Universidad Nacional de Educación Enrique Guzmán y Valle, Escuela de Posgrado. Lima, Perú.

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Hernan Matta-Solis ,
Hernan Matta-Solis

Instituto Peruano de Salud Familiar, TIC Research Center: eHealth & eEducation. Lima, Perú.

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Lida Asencios-Trujillo ,
Lida Asencios-Trujillo

Universidad Nacional de Educación Enrique Guzmán y Valle, Escuela de Posgrado. Lima, Perú.

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Djamila Gallegos-Espinoza ,
Djamila Gallegos-Espinoza

Universidad Nacional de Educación Enrique Guzmán y Valle, Escuela de Posgrado. Lima, Perú.

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Livia Piñas-Rivera ,
Livia Piñas-Rivera

Universidad Nacional de Educación Enrique Guzmán y Valle, Escuela de Posgrado. Lima, Perú.

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Abstract

Introduction: Psychological distress is one of the events that compromise the mental health of University professors in a situation that puts their physical and mental well-being at risk, therefore, the objective of the research is to determine psychological distress in University professors that are of a University Institution in North Lima.
Methods: It is a quantitative, descriptive, non-experimental cross-sectional study, with a total population of 147 participating health professionals, who responded to a questionnaire of sociodemographic data and the depression, anxiety, and stress scale (DASS-21).
Results: The results show that in health professionals, 61 (41.5%) present high psychological distress, 44 (29.9%) medium psychological distress and 42 (28.6%) low psychological distress.
Conclusions: It is concluded that strategies should be sought to improve the mental health of health professionals, who are in the first line of care for COVID-19 patients and this should be increased in mental health services that allow attending to professionals who are at a higher risk of psychological distress.

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La Rosa-Longobardi C, Asencios-Trujillo L, Matta-Solis H, Asencios-Trujillo L, Gallegos-Espinoza D, Piñas-Rivera L. Psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on university professors at a University Institution in North Lima. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 30 [cited 2024 May 28];4:651. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/651

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