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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 29. No. 1, 2024

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2024;29:12-19

Original Article

The Quality of Life and Depression Status of Healthcare Workers' Children in the COVID-19 Pandemic

MA Dundar, S Ozmen, H Aslaner, BN Akyildiz


Introduction: COVID-19 disease has adversely affected almost all families and children's physical, psychosocial, and mental health. We wanted to find out how the pandemic affected the quality of life and depression levels of the children of healthcare workers. Material and Methods: A survey of 287 children was conducted to compare the children of healthcare professionals and other occupational groups. The Children's Depression Inventory and Paediatric Quality of Life Inventory tests evaluated children's depression and quality of life. Results: Children's Depression Inventory scores were higher in children of COVID-19 infected healthcare workers than in the children of non-infected (p=0.04). The total Paediatric Quality of Life, Physical and Psychosocial Health Scores were lower in the healthcare workers' children (p=0.004, 0.01, 0.007). Conclusion: Children of healthcare workers are more affected physically and psychosocially than other children during the pandemic. Healthcare workers and their children will be motivated and encouraged if they are supported during the pandemic.

Keyword : Children's Depression; Children of healthcare workers; COVID-19; Paediatric Quality of Life


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