2020-21 SAEMF COVID-19 Research Grant - $25,000
"The Psychological Effects of COVID-19 Amongst Emergency Providers”
Our preliminary work on COVID-19 has already established that ED providers are experiencing significant acute psychological distress. In a survey of 657 clinicians, conducted in April 2020, we found rates of acute stress (65%), depression (53%), anxiety (36%), and insomnia (70%) in ED clinicians. Seventy-four percent reported fear of transmitting COVID-19 to family members, and 68% reported lack of availability of COVID-19 testing as highly distressing. In the proposed SAEM study, we will examine the prevalence and predictors of psychological distress in ED clinicians working during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bernard P. Chang, MD
The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York