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Santosh University Journal of Health Sciences

Level of stress and work adjustment among medical professionals

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Author Details: Kanchan Pal*,Parul Gairola,Anita Tyagi,Rani Srivastava

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2455-1732

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Article First Page : 100

Article End Page : 104


Introduction: Stress in workplace has become an increasingly burning issue over the past few decades. Various stressors in work place reduces productivity, increases mental pressure and make people sick in many ways which is evident by its increasing ratio. Besides it does affect the overall performance at work, memory output, concentration and learning.
Aim and Objective: To study the level of stress, work related stress and adjustment in their profession.
Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study which is comprising of 95 doctors and study being conducted in a functional hospital of medical college where the Stress reaction checklist and work related stress questionnaire have been administered on working.
Results: There is mild level stress [15.36 (±10.1)] shown in Stress Reaction Checklist (SRC) and work stress where senior doctors are showing more stress [16.36 (±10.5)] in comparison to junior doctors [14.51 (±9.34)]. The first stressor of work related stress questionnaire’s uncontrollable working situations mean values is 11.99 (±6.2) on rating how often stressful and 15.62 (±10) on rating how much stressful as a total sample. The second stressor of work related stress questionnaire’s organization of work and working conditions mean value is 11.92 (±5.9) on the rating of how often stressful and 14.34 (±8.34) on the rating of how much stressful as a whole sample.
Conclusion: This study has concluded that senior doctors are facing more stress due to some specific stressors like being shouldered for entire departmental responsibilities specially management of medical needs where junior doctors do not bother these stressors. It would be better if they are being given some settled guidelines as how to cope up with stress then their life may become meaningful and they can perform the work with batter efficiency.

Keywords: Stress, Work stress, and doctors/Medical professionals.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2455-1732.2018.0023