Source avec lien : Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 64(8). 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002575
Cette étude rétrospective a examiné les avantages de l’ajout de services psychologiques pour les travailleurs de première ligne dont le rétablissement de la COVID-19 est retardé en raison de facteurs de stress psychosociaux et/ou de troubles mentaux.
Objective This retrospective study investigated the benefits of adding psychological services for frontline workers with delayed recovery from COVID-19 due to psychosocial stressors and/or mental disorders. Methods Both standardized psychological evaluation and at least 3 sessions of work-focused cognitive behavioral therapy were provided to 103 participants. Benefits were assessed by comparing the pretreatment and posttreatment recovery, work status, and self-ratings of work-related and adaptive daily functioning. Results Duration of recovery and return to work were reduced along with improvements in work relevant (40%) and adaptive functioning (31%). The majority (80%) returned to work within 12 weeks despite variable presenting problems, course of illness, demographic, and job factors. Conclusions Brief work-focused cognitive behavioral therapy seems to be an effective adjunct to customary outpatient medical care for COVID-19 in frontline essential workers for whom the return-to-work process may be negatively affected by stress, anxiety, and depressed mood.