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IJMDC. 2021; 5(3): 829-837

Assessment of anxiety among the residents of family medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia

Authors: Hessah Saad Alsayahi, Nouf Mohammed Almansour, Nora Mohammed Albarakah, Shaza Mohamed Leheidan, Arwa Mohammad Al Abdulsalam, Haya Saud Almana, Fahad Abdullah Alateeq.

ABSTRACT

Background: Healthcare providers face a great pressure of diagnosing, isolating, and treating patients who are affected by COVID-19 as well as the fear of being infected with the virus and passing it on to loved ones and family members. This study aimed to assess the anxiety among the residents of family medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia. Methodology: This study was a cross-sectional survey of multicenter hospitals in Saudi Arabia. A self-administered English questionnaire was used for data collection. Results: Out of 349 participants, 52.1% of the residents were male, 75% were between 25 and 30 years of age. Results showed that three-quarters of the participated residents suffered from anxiety and most of them had mild (32%) and moderate anxiety (33%). Conclusion: The COVID-19 pandemic affected the family medicine residentsí program, the change that happened in their rotation and exam date affected the family residents psychologically. It is necessary to do a psychological intervention to improve the mental health of the family resident during the pandemic.

Keywords:
COVID-19, anxiety, family medicine residents.


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Assessment of anxiety among the residents of family medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia


Authors
Hessah Saad Alsayahi
College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Nouf Mohammed Almansour
College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Nora Mohammed Albarakah
College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Shaza Mohamed Leheidan
College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Arwa Mohammad Al Abdulsalam
College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Haya Saud Almana
College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Fahad Abdullah Alateeq
Assistant Professor and Consultant of Family medicine Al Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University (IMSIU) Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Hessah Saad Alsayahi, College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; hsalsayahi@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 26 Dec 2020
Accepted 19 Jan 2021
Published online 19 Jan 2021
Published in print 04 Mar 2021

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Alsayahi HS, Almansour NM, Albarakah NM, Leheidan SM, Abdulsalam AMA, Almana HS, Alateeq FA. Assessment of anxiety among the residents of family medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(3): 829-837. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1608990701


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Alsayahi HS, Almansour NM, Albarakah NM, Leheidan SM, Abdulsalam AMA, Almana HS, Alateeq FA. Assessment of anxiety among the residents of family medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=35841 [Access: April 22, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1608990701


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Alsayahi HS, Almansour NM, Albarakah NM, Leheidan SM, Abdulsalam AMA, Almana HS, Alateeq FA. Assessment of anxiety among the residents of family medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(3): 829-837. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1608990701


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Alsayahi HS, Almansour NM, Albarakah NM, Leheidan SM, Abdulsalam AMA, Almana HS, Alateeq FA. Assessment of anxiety among the residents of family medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2021), [cited April 22, 2021]; 5(3): 829-837. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1608990701


Harvard Style

Alsayahi, H. S., Almansour, . N. M., Albarakah, . N. M., Leheidan, . S. M., Abdulsalam, . A. M. A., Almana, . H. S. & Alateeq, . F. A. (2021) Assessment of anxiety among the residents of family medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 5 (3), 829-837. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1608990701


Turabian Style

Alsayahi, Hessah Saad, Nouf Mohammed Almansour, Nora Mohammed Albarakah, Shaza Mohamed Leheidan, Arwa Mohammad Al Abdulsalam, Haya Saud Almana, and Fahad Abdullah Alateeq. 2021. Assessment of anxiety among the residents of family medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (3), 829-837. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1608990701


Chicago Style

Alsayahi, Hessah Saad, Nouf Mohammed Almansour, Nora Mohammed Albarakah, Shaza Mohamed Leheidan, Arwa Mohammad Al Abdulsalam, Haya Saud Almana, and Fahad Abdullah Alateeq. "Assessment of anxiety among the residents of family medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 829-837. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1608990701


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alsayahi, Hessah Saad, Nouf Mohammed Almansour, Nora Mohammed Albarakah, Shaza Mohamed Leheidan, Arwa Mohammad Al Abdulsalam, Haya Saud Almana, and Fahad Abdullah Alateeq. "Assessment of anxiety among the residents of family medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.3 (2021), 829-837. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1608990701


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alsayahi, H. S., Almansour, . N. M., Albarakah, . N. M., Leheidan, . S. M., Abdulsalam, . A. M. A., Almana, . H. S. & Alateeq, . F. A. (2021) Assessment of anxiety among the residents of family medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (3), 829-837. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1608990701


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