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COVID-19 pandemic: Psychological impact on anaesthesiologists.
Jain, Ayushi; Singariya, Geeta; Kamal, Manoj; Kumar, Mritunjay; Jain, Ayush; Solanki, Rajendra Kumar.
  • Jain A; Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Dr S N Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.
  • Singariya G; Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Dr S N Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.
  • Kamal M; Departments of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.
  • Kumar M; Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India.
  • Jain A; Department of Plastic Surgery, S M S Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
  • Solanki RK; Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Dr S N Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.
Indian J Anaesth ; 64(9): 774-783, 2020 Sep.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-819031
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ABSTRACT
BACKGROUND AND

AIM:

The anaesthesiologists are at the highest risk of contracting infection of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in emergency room, operation theatres and intensive care units. This overwhelming situation can make them prone for psychological stress leading to anxiety and insomnia. MATERIALS AND

METHODS:

We did an online self-administered questionnaire-based observational cross-sectional study amongst anaesthesiologists across India. The objectives were to find out the main causes for anxiety and insomnia in COVID-19 pandemic. Generalised Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) scale and Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) were used for assessing anxiety and insomnia.

RESULTS:

Of 512 participants, 74.2% suffered from anxiety and 60.5% suffered from insomnia. The age <35 years, female sex, being married, resident doctors, fear of infection to self or family, fear of salary deductions, increase in working hours, loneliness due to isolation, food and accommodation issues and posting in COVID-19 duty were risk factors for anxiety. ISI scores ≥8 was observed in <35 years, unmarried, those with stress because of COVID-19, fear of loneliness, issues of food and accommodation, increased working hours and with GAD-7 score ≥5. Adjusted odd's ratio of insomnia in participants having GAD-7 score ≥5 was 10.499 (95% confidence interval 6.097-18.080; P < 0.001).

CONCLUSION:

The majority of anaesthesiologists on COVID-19 duty suffer from anxiety and insomnia. Addressing risk factors identified during this study with targeted interventions and psychosocial support will help them to cope better with the stress.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Type of study: Prognostic study / Randomized controlled trials / Risk factors Language: English Journal: Indian J Anaesth Year: 2020 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Ija.IJA_697_20

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Type of study: Prognostic study / Randomized controlled trials / Risk factors Language: English Journal: Indian J Anaesth Year: 2020 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Ija.IJA_697_20