Prevalence of Mental Health Problems in Medicine Residents: in the context of COVID-19 pandemia

Título traducido de la contribución: Prevalencia de los problemas de salud mental en residentes de medicina: En el contexto de la pandemia de COVID-19

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To investigate the prevalence of mental health problems of physicians in residency programs in Colombia, according to their population characteristics and in association with the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic.

A cross-sectional study was carried out, from OCT 2020 to FEB 2021 a virtual survey was sent to those doctors who were studying any year of residence in the national territory. Sociodemographic characteristics, how they have experienced the pandemic, as well as several self-applied instruments including: PHQ-9, GAD-7, Roberts suicide ideation scale, CAGE, DAST-10 and Burnout screening inventory (BSI), were assessed.

95 people answered the questionnaire. 56 (58.95%) were women and 39 (41.05%) were men, with a mean age of 29 years. The presence of anxious and depressive symptoms was evidenced in 63.16% (n = 60) and 64.21% (n = 61) of the participants, respectively. 24.21% (n = 23) exhibited suicidal ideation, 11.57% (n = 11) burnout syndrome, 25.26% (n = 24) presented problematic alcohol consumption, and only one person described abuse or dependence for psychoactive substances. Likewise, a trend to higher levels of mental health problems was observed when someone was exposed to or a person close to COVID-19.

This study shows, with the exception of Burnout syndrome, higher levels of mental health problems in Colombian residents, especially anxious and depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation. It is considered, as recent studies have shown, these results are associated with the greater stress and uncertainty that the pandemic has generated on residents and health personnel in general.
Título traducido de la contribuciónPrevalencia de los problemas de salud mental en residentes de medicina: En el contexto de la pandemia de COVID-19
Idioma originalInglés
EstadoPublicada - oct. 19 2021
EventoWorld Congress of Psychiatry - WCP 21: Virtual Congress - Congreso Virtual, Cartagena, Colombia
Duración: oct. 18 2021oct. 21 2021
Número de conferencia: 1317


ConferenciaWorld Congress of Psychiatry - WCP 21
Título abreviadoWCP 21
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