Objective: To investigate the mental health conditions of Chinese medical staff in response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei .
Methods: We did a survey with SCL-90 in 112 frontline medical staff who were working in the period of COVID-19 outbreak .
Results: There were significant differences in somatization, anxiety, and terror (P <0.01), and had significant differences (P <0.05) in obsession and psychosis between the frontline medical staff and the general population . There was significant difference only in somatization factor of medical staff between different genders (P <0.05). The factors of somatization, anxiety, and psychotic had significant differences between the medical staff with a monthly household income <10 000 Yuan (RMB) and those with income ≥10 000 Yuan (P <0.05), and interpersonal sensitivity, hostility, and paranoid factors also had significant differences between two different monthly household income groups (P <0.01). Conclusion: The frontline medical staff had a lower level of psychological status, which is manifested by stronger somatization, anxiety, and horror of medical staff . The medical staff with different gender and different family income had different psychological status . We need to pay attention to the mental health of frontline medical staff in the epidemic, and provide guarantees to the medical staff to maintain a healthy working status.