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Influence of Organizational Factors on the Formation of Mental Maladaptation in Medical Workers during the Pandemic of a New Coronavirus Infection Covid-19

Matuzov G.L.1, Masyagutova L.M.1,2

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1 Bashkir State Medical University, Ufa, Russian Federation

2 Ufa Research Institute of Occupational Health and Human Ecology, Ufa, Russian Federation

UDC 614.8:613.6:331.442

Pp. 44-49

Summary. The aim of the study is to analyze the modern foreign and domestic scientific literature devoted to the influence of production factors on the formation of mental maladaptation in medical workers, as well as possible methods of its prevention and curing.

Materials and research methods. Scientific studies of negative psychological reactions and manifestations of mental disorders in medical workers of various profiles in the COVID-19 pandemic were analyzed. The search protocol included the use of various databases, including PubMed; Russian information and analytical portal in science, technology, medicine, and education — eLIBRARY.ru; open-access statistical reporting data; and official websites of scientific journals on the subjects under study.

Study results and their analysis. The results of the study showed that most medical professionals experienced stress caused by organizational factors such as a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE), fears of not being able to receive quality medical care if they were sent to work elsewhere, fears of rapidly changing context, lack of access to current information and communication, lack of special medications, shortage of ventilators and beds in intensive care units

In the conditions of regular health care work, most of the professionals noted tension in the process of performing professional duties, exceeding their physical and mental capacities, which was one of the main reasons for anxiety, nervousness or stress at work. 

Keywords: high availability mode, medical workers, mental maladaptation, new coronavirus infection pandemic COVID-19, organizational factors, posttraumatic stress, professional burnout syndrome

For citation: Matuzov G.L., Masyagutova L.M. Influence of Organizational Factors on the Formation of Mental Maladaptation in Medical Workers during the Pandemic of a New Coronavirus Infection Covid-19. Meditsina Katastrof = Disaster Medicine. 2022;4:44-49 (In Russ.). https://doi.org/10.33266/2070-1004-2022-4-44-49



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The material was received 19.09.22; the article after peer review procedure 21.10.22; the Editorial Board accepted the article for publication 23.12.22