Jordan University of Science and Technology

The health and quality of life of dental workers in jordan during COVID-19: A cross-sectional study

Authors:  Al-Hourani, Zeid A. Almhdawi, Khader A.
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Dental team members are susceptible to high mental and physical stress levels, which could have increased during the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate Jordanian dental workers? health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and determine its predictors during the COVID-19 Pandemic. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional survey study conducted on dental team members, namely; Dentists, dental Assistants, and Dental Technicians. The survey questionnaire was composed of questions related to stress during COVID-19, a short-form survey of 12 items (SF-12), a Depression, Anxiety, and Stress scale (DASS-21), and a Nordic musculoskeletal disorder questionnaire (NMQ). Descriptive analyses were ? Show more Keywords: Epidemiology, Cross-sectional studies, humans, workers, quality of life, Health