Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : psychological variables

Behavioural insight of resident doctors into COVID-19 pandemic: A cross sectional study

Dr. Shreyasi Tendolkar,Dr.Sanjibani Panigrahi,Dr.Pooja Shatadal, Dr.Ritambhara Mehta

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 1078-1091

Background: The COVID-19 outbreak has been declared as a global pandemic by WHO. It
has placed an unprecedented burden on health systems and authorities.In this complex
context, their knowledge and attitude towards the pandemic can influence their psychological
state and information about their behavioral insights can be valuable to ascertain effective
strategies to reduce overall burden and tackle the crisis better 3.
Aims: To assess knowledge, risk perceptions, preventive behaviors and psychological
variables regarding COVID-19 in Resident doctors.
Methodology: A list of all resident doctors working in New Civil Hospital were informed
about the study and after obtaining an informed consent, they were asked to fill the WHO tool
for Behavioral insight. After collecting data, statistical analysis of the data was done using
appropriate Statistical test like z test, chi-square test.
Results: A total of 110 doctors participated in the study.Depression was very low (14.7%) to
extremely low (38.2%) in majority of doctors. In our study, 9% of the doctors attributed their
psychological burden of worries and fears to losing someone close to them in the pandemic.
Conclusion:Since most participants use almost all sources for gathering information about
covid-19, regular updates should be provided by media and relevant authorities, regular group
meetings, trainings to disseminate knowledge about guidelines and recent treatment protocols
should be organized by the concerned tertiary care hospitals.