National Journal of Community Medicine

Original Article

Year: 2021 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 8 | Page No: 252-254

A Cross Sectional Study on Anxiety Disorders amongst Young Doctors during the COVID 19 Pandemic

Author: Sridevi NH1, Darshan Y Jotibannad2


1Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical College And Research Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka

2Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical College And Research Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka


Background: Empirical evidence suggests that stress related to a period of tribulation tends to weaken the system, further increasing the danger of diseases. Given this fact, additionally to having a high risk of contracting COVID-19, partly attributed to suboptimal protection, HCWs are susceptible to poor psycho-logical state outcomes. Objective: This study aims to assess and compare demographic and psychological factors amongst frontline healthcare workers like young doctors Method: A cross sectional online survey was conducted by sharing Zung self- administered anxiety questionnaire using Google form. The consent was obtained from 100 participants and snowball sampling method was followed in the study. The Chi square and p value was also calculated to ascertain any significance level and association between different variables. Results: Out of 100 participants, 13(13.5%) were found to have anxiety disorder. Males were found to have higher anxiety level than females. Conclusion: The early identification of the psychological distress and a timely intervention will improve the quality of life of doctors and also reduce the severity of the psychological sequelae.

Keywords: covid19, young doctors, anxiety

DOI: 10.5455/njcm.20210627064319