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PBS. 2022; 12(3): 141-149

Illness Perception, Personality Traits and Obsessions in Healthcare Employees After Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Sultan Efsun Tamdemir, Burak Erman Menku, Bahadir Genis, Behcet Cosar.


Objective: This study aimed to examine the relationship between illness perception, avoidance behavior, perception of obsession and personality traits in healthcare workers after the COVID-19 outbreak.
Methods: An online survey was conducted with 652 healthcare professionals in May 2020 to assess their perceptions of obsession and related factors. Sociodemographic data form, COVID-19 Disease Perception Scale, COVID-19 Avoidance Attitudes Scale, Maudsley Obsessive Compulsive Questionnaire and Eysenck Personality Questionnaire were used in the study.
Results: Significant predictors of COVID-19-related contagiousness perception were young age (β=-0.235, p

Key words: covid-19, obsessions, healthcare workers, personality traits, ilness perception, avoidance behavior

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