A comparative study among clinical and non clinical medical professional’s experiences perceived stress during Covid -19 pandemic era, at tertiary health care centre in central India
Keywords:Coronavirus, Perceived stress, Medical professionals
Background: The COVID-19 pandemic changed the daily routines of each individual worldwide in tandem with efforts to prevent and control the transmission of COVID-19. The increasing trend of suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 required healthcare workers, particularly doctors, to be involved in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic such as contact tracing, diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with COVID-19. Methodology: This is a cross sectional study has been conducted at Government Medical College and associated hospital, Datia, MP, India during April 2021 to June 2021 among doctors who did different duties in covid-19 pandemic era and comparison between clinical and non clinical specialist in terms of perceived stress. Participants surveyed by socio demographic Performa and Perceived Stress Scale [PSS-10]. Results: Study discloses significant level of stress among medical professionals invariable of gender, age and department. Clinical specialist displayed higher range of perceived stress in comparison of non clinical doctors. Conclusion: Understanding and addressing the mental health issues of health care professionals is important in terms of their efficiency and adaptability towards current scenario of Covid-19 pandemic and this is also noteworthy to identify and neutralise their rising burden of stress and promotion of positive mental health.
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