Psychological and social wellbeing of paramedics in Riyadh City during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Keywords

paramedics
COVID-19
psychological wellbeing
social wellbeing
Saudi Arabia

How to Cite

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Alqahtani A, Alqahtani S, Alhodaib A, Daoulah A, Mobarad A, Alhamid S, Alhazmi R. Psychological and social wellbeing of paramedics in Riyadh City during the COVID-19 pandemic. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine [Internet]. 2021Aug.29 [cited 2021Sep.28];18. Available from: https://ajp.paramedics.org/index.php/ajp/article/view/895

Abstract

Introduction

Our research sought to assess the psychological and social wellbeing of paramedics in Riyadh City in Saudi Arabia during the COVID 19 pandemic. It also aimed to assess the therapeutic assistance provided to pre-hospital care givers during the pandemic.

Methods

In this quantitative cross-sectional analysis an assessment of 106 paramedics was undertaken from data obtained from 28 September to 10 November 2020. The authenticity and durability of Pilot and the Cronbach have been added.

Results

Of the 106 paramedics surveyed, 60 (56.6%) were 30–39 years of age; 101 were male (95.3%). The mean average psychological wellbeing of the paramedics was 6.41 with the standard deviation of 2.42. Family and friends’ average social support score was 9.2 in norm 2.6 deviation.

Conclusion

Our study showed that during the COVID-19 pandemic paramedics suffered from social and psychological depression. Paramedics must be protected from the socioeconomic and psychological difficulties they face every day in order to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://doi.org/10.33151/ajp.18.895
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