Job Satisfaction and Anxiety in Postgraduate Residents- A Cross-Sectional Study

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Swapnali Bansode, Marriam Jatu, Girish Nanoti


Background- Post-graduate residents form a major part of the working force of the Indian Health System. A large proportion of burnout in physicians has been reported from those in training.

Objective- The objective of this study is to learn more about resident doctors’ job satisfaction and anxiety at a city care centre.

Method- This study is a facility-based cross-sectional study, wherein 178 postgraduate residents with a work experience of at least 6 months, from clinical and non-clinical departments, were included, and information was gathered through a pre-designed questionnaire.

Results- We discovered that majority of students were satisfied with their job at this institute. Residents working at clinical departments when compared to those working at non-clinical departments, and those married as compared to those non-married reported higher anxiety levels. Residents in the second year of the residency program, working at full capacity without the assistance of younger doctors, have reported greater concern.

Conclusion- It was concluded that resident doctors undergo anxiety, with respect to various job aspects. It has been found of utmost importance to further evaluate the mental health of doctors under training, to identify factors that can be modified for a better state of mental health of those at work.

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