Prevalence of Depression among Resident Physicians during the COVID-19 Pandemic ความชุกของภาวะซึมเศร้าในแพทย์ประจำบ้านในช่วงภาวะวิกฤตการระบาดของโรค COVID-19

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Thichapha Teerabenjakun
Tiraya Lerthattasilp


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.

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Teerabenjakun, T., & Lerthattasilp, T. (2021). Prevalence of Depression among Resident Physicians during the COVID-19 Pandemic: ความชุกของภาวะซึมเศร้าในแพทย์ประจำบ้านในช่วงภาวะวิกฤตการระบาดของโรค COVID-19. Journal of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand, 66(3), 337–350. Retrieved from
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