Title : Quality of life, fatigue and social support among healthcare professionals during the COVID 19 pandemic: A systematic review
With the demanding nature of their work, healthcare professionals often face challenges that can affect their overall well-being. Understanding the factors that affect their quality of life is crucial to developing effective interventions and support systems. The present systematic review investigated the relationship between quality of life, fatigue and social support among healthcare professionals during the COVID 19 pandemic. The search for studies included in the study was performed using four online databases: Pubmed, Embase, Scopus and Web of Science. The search was limited to articles published in English between January 1, 2020 and March 31, 2023. In total, 13 articles were included in the systematic review. The findings of this work showed a negative correlation between fatigue and quality of life in health professionals, as well as a positive correlation between social support and quality of life. Furthermore, it was found that the increased social support of healthcare professionals during the period of COVID 19 is associated with a better quality of their professional life. Finally, the systematic review showed that higher levels of social support are associated with lower levels of anxiety and depression among health professionals.