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A cross-sectional survey of anxiety levels of oral and maxillofacial surgery residents during the early COVID-19 pandemic.
Amin, Dina; Austin, Thomas M; Roser, Steven M; Abramowicz, Shelly.
  • Amin D; Assistant Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Outpatient Clinic, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA, USA. Electronic address: dina.amin@emory.edu.
  • Austin TM; Associate Professor in Anesthesia and Pediatrics, Department of Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, USA.
  • Roser SM; DeLos Hill Chair and Professor of Surgery, Chief, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA.
  • Abramowicz S; Associate Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Pediatrics, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol ; 132(2): 137-144, 2021 08.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1071828
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ABSTRACT

PURPOSE:

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has increased anxiety among the general population. The purpose of this project was to investigate attitudes and anxiety among oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) residents during the early COVID-19 pandemic. MATERIALS AND

METHODS:

This was a cross-sectional study. OMS residents were sent electronic invitations to answer a survey. The survey was sent in April and May 2020. Residents enrolled in OMS residency programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation were included. Predictor variable was attitudes of OMS residents toward the pandemic. The outcome variable was anxiety levels of OMS residents due to the pandemic according to the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale-A. Other variables were demographic characteristics, general knowledge regarding the pandemic, and attitudes of OMS residents toward the pandemic. Statistical analysis was performed using Fisher's exact test, Wilcoxon rank sum test, and univariate and multivariate logistic regression (P < .05).

RESULTS:

We received 275 responses. The majority of respondents were males (74.5%) aged 26 to 30 (52.7%). Residents reported different levels of anxiety (i.e., mild 58.2%, severe 41.8%). Based on multivariate analysis, moderate or severe anxiety was associated with being female (P = .048) and a senior resident (P = .049). Factors such as potential deployment to other services, availability of personal protective equipment, and unclear disease status of patients contributed to anxiety.

CONCLUSION:

Our study found that during the early COVID-19 pandemic, all residents experienced some anxiety. Senior OMS residents and female OMS residents experience higher anxiety levels than other residents.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Surgery, Oral / COVID-19 / Internship and Residency Type of study: Prevalence study / Prognostic study / Randomized controlled trials / Risk factors Limits: Female / Humans / Male Language: English Journal: Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Year: 2021 Document Type: Article

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Surgery, Oral / COVID-19 / Internship and Residency Type of study: Prevalence study / Prognostic study / Randomized controlled trials / Risk factors Limits: Female / Humans / Male Language: English Journal: Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Year: 2021 Document Type: Article