Imran Khan, Muhammad Zaman Afridi, Zahra Wasim, Nadia Khan Jawad, Zubaida Khanum Wazir, Shakil Asif
Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Sciences



Frequency of Depression, Anxiety and Stress among Gynae Residents during Covid Pandemic

Imran Khan, Muhammad Zaman Afridi, Zahra Wasim, Nadia Khan Jawad, Zubaida Khanum Wazir, Shakil Asif



1894



ABSTRACT

Objective: To find the frequency of depression, anxiety and stress among Gynae residents during covid pandemic. Methodology: This Cross-sectional survey was carried out in different Teaching Hospitals of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the period of six months i.e from August 2020 to January 2021. After the ethical approval from the research community, data was collected from Post Graduate Gynae Residents of Teaching Hospitals. Sample size for the study was 405 participants. Depression, anxiety and gross scale shorten version DASS-21 containing 21 items was standard research to use in study i.e. depression, anxiety and stress was identified on the basis of their cutoff scores i.e. normal scores were ≥10, ≥8 and ≥15 for depression, anxiety and stress respectively. Result: In depression, 136 (34%) participants were normal followed by moderate level having frequency 121 (30.25%). In the anxiety category, 116 (29%) participants were normal followed by moderate level having frequency 101 (25.5). In the category of stress, 179 (44.75%) participants were normal followed by mild levels having frequency 106 (26.50%). Only COVID positive status was statistically significant with depression, anxiety and stress as their P-valve was 0.02 less than 0.05. Conclusion: Considerable number of post graduate Gynae trainees working in different tertiary care hospitals have varying degrees of depression, anxiety and stress due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Keywords: COVID-19, Pandemic, Post graduate, Psychological impact, Trainee doctors, Gynae residents, Mental health, Obstetrics, Gynaecology.



Copyright © Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Sciences 2022. All rights reserved!