Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(6): 941-946

Work-related stress among emergency medicine postgraduate students in two academic centers in Malaysia

Authors: Abdulhakam Ahmed, Aida Bustam, Salma Yousif.

ABSTRACT

Background: Working in the emergency department and being in contact with a large number of patients, who have different conditions that vary in complexity, backgrounds and demands, require quick and efficient intervention most of the time, in line with the requirements set out by the healthcare system. Work-related stress and anxiety do not only affect the doctor's health, but it also have a detrimental impact on the quality of patient care provided. This study aims to determine the work-related stress level and severity among emergency medicine postgraduate trainee doctors. Methodology: A cross-sectional, descriptive (questionnaire-based study) was conducted among the postgraduate emergency medicine trainee doctors in the University Malaya Emergency Medicine Department and the University Sains Malaysia's Emergency Department. The psychological morbidity was assessed using the depression, anxiety, and stress scale. Results: The central finding of this study was a high level of stress among emergency medicine postgraduate students, in which 49.3% of the respondents had stress scores indicative of possible psychiatric concerns, compared between 21% and 28% of respondents in other studies of UK-based consultants. A severe stress score of 7.9% of all responders was found in this study and all of them were from the University of Malaya Medical Center's emergency department. Conclusion: The higher degree of psychological morbidity warrants the need for interventions, like social and psychological reinforcement, for a better quality of life for the trainee doctors.

Keywords:
Work-related stress, emergency medicine, student, Malaysia.


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Work-related stress among emergency medicine postgraduate students in two academic centers in Malaysia


Authors
Abdulhakam Ahmed
Emergency Department, King Fahad Hospital Albaha, Saudi Arabia
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Aida Bustam
Emergency Department, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Salma Yousif
Department of Public Health, Public Health Specialist, King Fahad Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Emergency Department, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.; aiibustam@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 30 Jan 2020
Accepted 05 Jun 2020
Published online 18 Jun 2020
Published in print 25 Jun 2020

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Ahmed A, Bustam A, Yousif S. Work-related stress among emergency medicine postgraduate students in two academic centers in Malaysia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(6): 941-946. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1580390076


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Ahmed A, Bustam A, Yousif S. Work-related stress among emergency medicine postgraduate students in two academic centers in Malaysia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=83881 [Access: July 14, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1580390076


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Ahmed A, Bustam A, Yousif S. Work-related stress among emergency medicine postgraduate students in two academic centers in Malaysia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(6): 941-946. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1580390076


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Ahmed A, Bustam A, Yousif S. Work-related stress among emergency medicine postgraduate students in two academic centers in Malaysia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited July 14, 2020]; 4(6): 941-946. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1580390076


Harvard Style

Ahmed, A., Bustam, . A. & Yousif, . S. (2020) Work-related stress among emergency medicine postgraduate students in two academic centers in Malaysia. IJMDC, 4 (6), 941-946. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1580390076


Turabian Style

Ahmed, Abdulhakam, Aida Bustam, and Salma Yousif. 2020. Work-related stress among emergency medicine postgraduate students in two academic centers in Malaysia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (6), 941-946. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1580390076


Chicago Style

Ahmed, Abdulhakam, Aida Bustam, and Salma Yousif. "Work-related stress among emergency medicine postgraduate students in two academic centers in Malaysia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 941-946. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1580390076


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Ahmed, Abdulhakam, Aida Bustam, and Salma Yousif. "Work-related stress among emergency medicine postgraduate students in two academic centers in Malaysia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.6 (2020), 941-946. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1580390076


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Ahmed, A., Bustam, . A. & Yousif, . S. (2020) Work-related stress among emergency medicine postgraduate students in two academic centers in Malaysia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (6), 941-946. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1580390076


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