Junior doctors' wellbeing at peak and post-peak pandemic: a repeated cross-sectional study

Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2021 Dec 23. doi: 10.1308/rcsann.2021.0272. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare professionals has been significant. The aim of this study was to explore the mental state and wellbeing of UK junior doctors at different phases of the initial outbreak.METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study of UK-based junior doctors' perceptions of threat and support during and after the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Levels of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and use of coping mechanisms were explored through a Google questionnaire.RESULTS: One hundred and ninety-six participants were included in this study (93 in period A and 103 in period B). Junior doctors reported feeling increased risk (p=0.001) and increased fear of contracting the virus (p15) along with increased cases level of depression (Patient Health Questionnaire-9 score>10) were reported for both periods. Junior doctors described suffering more frequently with flashbacks (p=0.006) and nightmares (p=0.024) in comparison with senior colleagues during period A. During period A, 21.4% of participants felt isolated at work (p
Source: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research

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Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2021 Dec 23. doi: 10.1308/rcsann.2021.0272. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare professionals has been significant. The aim of this study was to explore the mental state and wellbeing of UK junior doctors at different phases of the initial outbreak.METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study of UK-based junior doctors' perceptions of threat and support during and after the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Levels of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and use of coping mechanisms were explored through a Google questionn...
Source: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Long-term perspective studies are warranted to better investigate the psychopathological burden on HCWs' work and social functioning and to promote adequate intervention strategies.PMID:34310576 | DOI:10.1708/3654.36346
Source: Rivista di Psichiatria - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
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