Sidrah Riaz, Sabrina Tariq, Umair Tariq Mirza, Muhammad Tariq Khan, Shabana Chaudhary, Muhammad Arshad
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The feelings & perceptions of a Medical doctor after recovery from Corona infection

Sidrah Riaz, Sabrina Tariq, Umair Tariq Mirza, Muhammad Tariq Khan, Shabana Chaudhary, Muhammad Arshad



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ABSTRACT

Aim: To know the core feelings and perception of a medical doctor after recovery from corona infection

Study Design: A descriptive cross-sectional qualitative survey

Place and duration of study: Akhter Saeed medical and dental college Lahore. Duration of study was two months from 1stJanuary 2021 to 31st March 2021.

Methods: A survey questionnaire is formed and sent to different doctors of different specialties both in the public and private sectors. Non-probability conventional sampling technique was used. Qualitative data was analyzed by the SPSS 20.

Results: The online survey was sent to three hundred and fifty (350) doctors who were fellows, consultants, assistant consultants and professors. The voluntary response is submitted by 26doctors who suffered and recovered from corona infection.

Conclusion: Coronapandemic has physical, psychological, social and economic effects. Everyone who suffered from it has his own insight about disease but unlike other infections, anxiety and uncertainty about future were major psychological effects which added to physical suffering of patients. All recovered patients strongly recommended following of SOPs. Vaccinationwith following SOPs is unanimously only optimistic approachagainst corona to decrease incidence and severity of infection. There is a need for doctor counselling sessions to cope with stress and anxiety issues.

Keywords: Corona infection, anxiety, consultant



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