PREVALENCE OF DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AND STRESS AMONG DENTAL INTERNS IN THE SECOND WAVE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN BENGALURU – A DESCRIPTIVE SURVEY

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Dr. Rohan Shinkre
Dr. Vipin K Jain
Dr. B.K Srivastava
Dr. Shruthi Eshwar
Dr. Aarya Bharadwaj
Dr. Ishan Mukherji

Keywords

Anxiety, Covid-19, Dental Interns, Depression, Stress

Abstract

Introduction – The COVID-19 pandemic presented severe difficulties for the world's healthcare systems and exerted incomparable pressure on healthcare providers. This study was undertaken to assess the psychological impact among dental interns in dental institutions across Bengaluru during the second wave of COVID-19.


Materials and methods- The descriptive survey was conducted through online questionnaire forms circulated among dental interns in dental institutions across Bengaluru practicing during the second wave of COVID-19. Summary statistics were calculated using SPSS 26.0.


Results- Among the 310 dental interns who responded, 70.3%  had anxiety, 60% were stressed, and 83.5% had depression.


Conclusion- The current study provides an estimate of the burden of psychological disturbances manifesting in dental interns in Bengaluru due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic

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