Psychiatric problems, such as stress and anxiety disorders, are encountered among healthcare professionals fighting epidemics. Considering that COVID-19 suddenly became a pandemic and healthcare professionals have not had access to sufficient information, it is a fact that healthcare professionals have been affected on a large scale. Heavy workloads, insufficient equipment and anxiety over families increase this impact. We aimed to investigate the extent to which healthcare professionals have been psychologically affected by COVID-19 and related factors.
Data obtained through questionnaires completed by 348 healthcare professionals working during the COVID-19 pandemic and 350 participants who are in control group were investigated. The Impact of Event Scale-revised (IES-R) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the Severity Index (ISI) for insomnia were used. Differences regarding gender, occupation, age group, marital status and sub-groups were statistically analyzed.
Of the 348 healthcare professionals, 176 (50.6%) were women and 172 (49.4%) men while 190 (54.6%) were doctors and 158 (45.4%) nurses. The incidence of PTSD was statistically significantly higher in the healthcare professionals group than in the control group (p<0.001). The incidence of PTSD was statistically significantly higher among nurses (p = 0.001), women (p = 0.002) and those who were married (p = 0.007). Both PTSD and insomnia were found to be statistically significantly higher among those working in the "area of final diagnosis" (p = 0.016 and p = 0.002, respectively).
The determination of the groups most affected among professionals working in epidemics is important for the planning of in-service training and psychological support studies. If the fight against pandemics include health teams with strong psychological grounding, it leads to qualified medical care for patients.

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