Psychosocial Impact of COVID-19 among Recovered Workers in the Banking Sector: A Cross-Sectional Study

Alhousseine Yansane *

Faculty of Health Sciences and Techniques (Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry), Guinea, National Occupational Health Service, Guinea and Guinean Society of Occupational Safety and Health Professionals, Guinea.

Aminata Diallo

Faculty of Health Sciences and Techniques (Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry), Guinea.

Ebenguela Ebatetou Ataboho

Faculty of Health Sciences, Marien Ngouabi University, Congo.

Moussa Keita

National Occupational Health Service, Guinea and Guinean Society of Occupational Safety and Health Professionals, Guinea.

Amadou Mouctar Diallo

Faculty of Health Sciences and Techniques (Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry), Guinea and Department of Forensic Medicine (Conakry University Hospital), Guinea.

Tidjani Dalil

National Occupational Health Service, Guinea.

El-Mouksitou Akinocho

School of Public Health, Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Introduction: The emergence of COVID-19-induced psychosis has seen a notable increase in the workplace, leading to significant psychosocial repercussions among employees, with a potential impact on business productivity. This study aimed to analyze the psychosocial impact of COVID-19 on recovered employees working in the banking sector in Conakry.

Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study conducted over a one-year period, from January to December 2022. It focused on employees in the banking sector who had overcome COVID-19. Validated questionnaires were used to assess anxiety, depression, psychological distress, stress, and sleep disorders.

Results: Among the seven banks selected in Conakry, 1239 employees were employed. Of this number, 112 presented symptoms of COVID-19 and recovered, representing a frequency of 9%. The average age of the recovered employees was 43 ± 11 years. Men accounted for 72.3% of this sample. The psychosocial consequences observed among the recovered employees were manifested by mild anxiety in 46.4% of cases, and mild psychological distress in 34.8% of them. Moderate severity insomnia and stress affected 35.7% and 40.2% of individuals, respectively. Less than half (44.6%) had a good work resumption capacity.

Conclusion: COVID-19 has undoubtedly led to consequences on the mental health of recovered employees in the banking sector in Conakry. It would be prudent to consider implementing a multidisciplinary care program during epidemics to mitigate the psychosocial effects of the disease and ensure optimal conditions for professional resumption.

Keywords: COVID-19, psychosocial impact, banking sector, COVID-19 recoveries, Conakry


How to Cite

Yansane, A., Diallo, A., Ataboho, E. E., Keita, M., Diallo, A. M., Dalil, T., & Akinocho, E.-M. (2023). Psychosocial Impact of COVID-19 among Recovered Workers in the Banking Sector: A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research, 35(21), 131–137. https://doi.org/10.9734/jammr/2023/v35i215219

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