Prevalence of mental health problems in health workers in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

Project: Research Project

Project Details


The disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus has resulted in 234,073 confirmed cases worldwide and 9,840 deaths just ten days after the WHO declared it a pandemic. Health workers are on the front line of any response to the outbreak and are therefore exposed to multiple psychosocial risks. A study is proposed to determine the prevalence of mental health problems (depression, anxiety, professional burnout, perceived stigma, consumption and withdrawal of psychoactive substances, and suicidal ideation) in health workers exposed to the COVID-1 pandemic.


To estimate the prevalence of mental health problems, such as: depressive symptoms, anxious symptoms, suicidal ideation, burnout, perceived stigma, and substance use and withdrawal, in the Colombian population exposed to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commitments / Obligations

Article in international journal, presentation at congress
Short titleMental Health Problems due to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Health Workers
Effective start/end date3/10/203/9/22

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Main Funding Source

  • Installed Capacity (Academic Unit)


  • Bogotá D.C.


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