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Comparison Of Hypochondriasis in The Medical and Administrative Staff of Semnan University of Medical Sciences During Covid-19 Pandemic; A Cross-Sectional Study

BEHNAZ BEHNAM, MAJID MIRMOHAMMADKHANI, FATEME NOURYFARD, NILUFAR SAFAIE.

Abstract
Introduction: Covid-19 disease has a variety of consequences for people involved in the treatment of patients. One of these complications is hypochondriasis. This study aimed to compare hypochondriasis in the medical and administrative staff of Kosar Hospital in Semnan during the pandemic in 2020.
Materials & Methods: In this cross-sectional analytical study, 259 medical staff and 65 administrative staff working in Kosar Semnan Educational, Research and Treatment Center in 2020 were selected by simple random sampling and entered into the study. Data collection tools included a demographic information checklist and Evans Hypochondria standard questionnaire. The collected data were analyzed by SPSS software.
Results: The prevalence of hypochondriasis in medical staff was significantly higher than administrative staff (60.2% vs. 51.5%, respectively, and P=0.007). Prevalence of hypochondriasis was higher in older, single and lower educated people (P< 0.001). Moreover, subjects with a history of infection with covid-19 (P< 0.001) or positive family history of infection with covid-19 (P< 0.001) had a higher rate of hypochondriasis; however, there was no significant association between gender and hypochondriasis (P=0.253).
Conclusion: According to the results of this study, it is crucial to identify people at risk of hypochondriasis during the pandemic, with a critical focus on medical personnel to prevent the incidence of hypochondriasis in medical staff or provide treatment for those already afflicted with it.

Key words: Hypochondriasis, Covid-19 Disease, Medical Staff, Administrative Staff


 
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BEHNAZ BEHNAM , MAJID MIRMOHAMMADKHANI , FATEME NOURYFARD , NILUFAR SAFAIE. Comparison Of Hypochondriasis in The Medical and Administrative Staff of Semnan University of Medical Sciences During Covid-19 Pandemic; A Cross-Sectional Study. J Complement Med Res. 2021; 12(3): 153-157. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2021.12.03.20


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BEHNAZ BEHNAM , MAJID MIRMOHAMMADKHANI , FATEME NOURYFARD , NILUFAR SAFAIE. Comparison Of Hypochondriasis in The Medical and Administrative Staff of Semnan University of Medical Sciences During Covid-19 Pandemic; A Cross-Sectional Study. J Complement Med Res. 2021; 12(3): 153-157. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2021.12.03.20



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BEHNAZ BEHNAM , MAJID MIRMOHAMMADKHANI , FATEME NOURYFARD , NILUFAR SAFAIE. Comparison Of Hypochondriasis in The Medical and Administrative Staff of Semnan University of Medical Sciences During Covid-19 Pandemic; A Cross-Sectional Study. J Complement Med Res. (2021), [cited November 03, 2022]; 12(3): 153-157. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2021.12.03.20



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BEHNAZ BEHNAM , MAJID MIRMOHAMMADKHANI , FATEME NOURYFARD , NILUFAR SAFAIE (2021) Comparison Of Hypochondriasis in The Medical and Administrative Staff of Semnan University of Medical Sciences During Covid-19 Pandemic; A Cross-Sectional Study. J Complement Med Res, 12 (3), 153-157. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2021.12.03.20



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BEHNAZ BEHNAM , MAJID MIRMOHAMMADKHANI , FATEME NOURYFARD , NILUFAR SAFAIE. 2021. Comparison Of Hypochondriasis in The Medical and Administrative Staff of Semnan University of Medical Sciences During Covid-19 Pandemic; A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Complementary Medicine Research, 12 (3), 153-157. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2021.12.03.20



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BEHNAZ BEHNAM , MAJID MIRMOHAMMADKHANI , FATEME NOURYFARD , NILUFAR SAFAIE. "Comparison Of Hypochondriasis in The Medical and Administrative Staff of Semnan University of Medical Sciences During Covid-19 Pandemic; A Cross-Sectional Study." Journal of Complementary Medicine Research 12 (2021), 153-157. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2021.12.03.20



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BEHNAZ BEHNAM , MAJID MIRMOHAMMADKHANI , FATEME NOURYFARD , NILUFAR SAFAIE. "Comparison Of Hypochondriasis in The Medical and Administrative Staff of Semnan University of Medical Sciences During Covid-19 Pandemic; A Cross-Sectional Study." Journal of Complementary Medicine Research 12.3 (2021), 153-157. Print. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2021.12.03.20



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BEHNAZ BEHNAM , MAJID MIRMOHAMMADKHANI , FATEME NOURYFARD , NILUFAR SAFAIE (2021) Comparison Of Hypochondriasis in The Medical and Administrative Staff of Semnan University of Medical Sciences During Covid-19 Pandemic; A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Complementary Medicine Research, 12 (3), 153-157. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2021.12.03.20