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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 5, Issue 3, 2013 pp 146-151
A Crossectional Study of Occupational Stress among the Resident Doctors
Khan Md. Moizuddin1, Sayed Ashfak A. H.2, Khaled M. Badaam3, Kesari M. G.4
1Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physiology, MGM Medical College, Aurangabad. Maharashtra, INDIA.
2Associate Professor, Dept. of Physiology, Indian Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Medical College, Badnapur, Jalna, Maharashtra, INDIA.
3Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physiology, Govt. Medical College, Aurangabad. Maharashtra, INDIA.
4Professor, Dept. of Physiology, MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai. Maharashtra, INDIA.
Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.
Job or occupational stress is something we all face as employees or employers and we all handle it differently. It is a mismatch between the individual capabilities and Organizational demands. Also it is a mismatch between the expectations of both individual and organization. In this study it was tried to evaluate and compare the stress among the resident / junior doctors of clinical and Pre- clinical departments. The study was carried out in 100 resident doctors, perceiving post graduation .The resident doctors were taken from two sides of medical fraternity i.e. (1) Clinical & (2) Pre- clinical. To evaluate the psychological stress, a professional stress test was selected from Managing stress, British psychological society & Routledge Ltd by DAVID FONTANA. The psychological test score was higher in the clinical resident doctors as compared to Pre- clinical resident doctors. From this study it can be suggested that the resident doctors should be trained to face the stress before they join the residency and need to follow up from time to time so that the resident doctors remain psychologically more stable while working in stressful situations during the treatment of the patients in hospital.