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Objective: To study the prevalence of depression and related factors among resident physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on resident physicians at the Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University Hospital from 1st March 2020 to 30th June 2020.
An online self-reporting questionnaire was used to assess the sociodemographic data and COVID-19 related stressors. The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9 Thai-version) was used to assess depression with a 9-point intersection.
Results: Overall prevalence of depression out of 256 resident physicians at the Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University Hospital, was 44.78% (30 of 67 participants). Factors significantly associated with depression were getting affected by COVID-19 during training, long working hours, poor sleep quality and personal relationship problems at work.
Conclusion: During the COVID-19 pandemic, resident physicians had a much higher rate of depression than during normal conditions. Therefore, early prevention of mental health problems and psychological intervention should be regularly conducted for resident physicians during the pandemic.
บทความที่ส่งมาลงตีพิมพ์ในวารสารสมาคมจิตแพทย์ ต้องไม่เคยตีพิมพ์หรือได้รับการตอบรับให้ตีพิมพ์ในวารสารฉบับอื่น และต้องไม่อยู่ระหว่างการส่งไปตีพิมพ์ในวารสารอื่น
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