Journal of Indira Gandhi Institute Of Medical Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 128--131

Stress among current and future dental practitioners during COVID-19 lockdown: A cross-sectional study


Nimmi Singh1, Devika Singh2, Navin Mishra3, Priyankar Singh4, Sanjay Kumar5, Arbind Sharma1 
1 Department of Dentistry (OMR), IGIMS, Patna, Bihar, India
2 Department of Dentistry, IGIMS, Patna, Bihar, India
3 Department of Dentistry (Endodontics), IGIMS, Patna, Bihar, India
4 Department of Dentistry (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery), IGIMS, Patna, Bihar, India
5 Department of Dentistry (Orthodontics), IGIMS, Patna, Bihar, India

Correspondence Address:
Nimmi Singh
Department of Dentistry (OMR), IGIMS, Patna, Bihar
India

Aim: The aim of this study is to assess the psychological effects of the lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic among the dental practitioners and students of dentistry. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire was prepared using the Google forms which were circulated among the dental surgeons. Statistically analysis was performed. The responses were then tabulated. Results: A total of 247 responses were received. Among them, the majority of the participants had moderate stress, i.e., 33.2% and 15.8% were suffering from severe stress. The major reason for stress of loss of income, liabilities to pay loans, and how and when to resume work. Conclusion: Social support is an important protective factor to reduce mental stress. The implications for the management of such situation during the pandemic should be given thought.


How to cite this article:
Singh N, Singh D, Mishra N, Singh P, Kumar S, Sharma A. Stress among current and future dental practitioners during COVID-19 lockdown: A cross-sectional study.J Indira Gandhi Inst Med Sci 2021;7:128-131


How to cite this URL:
Singh N, Singh D, Mishra N, Singh P, Kumar S, Sharma A. Stress among current and future dental practitioners during COVID-19 lockdown: A cross-sectional study. J Indira Gandhi Inst Med Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 May 26 ];7:128-131
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