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Determination of Anxiety Levels by Beck Anxiety Inventoryin Emergency Medicine Residents Before and After Night Duties


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Atakan Savrun, Selim Bozkurt, Mehmet Okumus, Şeyda Tuba Savrun

J Clin Anal Med 2017;8(2):155-159
doi:10.4328/JCAM.4763

Abstract
Aim: Anxiety is a negative feeling accompanied with fear of the worst happening, worries, and stress of unknown origin. This study analyzes the relationship between anxiety and night shifts in emergency service, sex, marital status, substance use, working period as a resident, the institution where physicians work, and working system,with the goal of improving the preventable factors. Material and Method: In this study, we measured the anxiety scores of residents in the Emergency Service before and after shifts using the Beck Anxiety Inventory. The anxiety levels of the residents in three different regions of our country were analyzed. Results: 106 emergency medicine residents in total (63%male, 37% female) were included in this study. The anxiety score of the participants was found to be 9.32±10.42 before shifts but 11.51±11.07 after shifts (p<0.05).The Beck anxiety score (B.A.S) of smokers was 9.35±11.82 before shifts, compared to 13.41±11.80 after shifts (p<0.05).The Beck anxiety score of the emergency medicine residents working in university hospitals was measured as 10.00±11.22 before shifts and 14.78±14.04 after shifts(p<0.05).The Beck anxiety score of the emergency medicine residents working in shifts was found to be 8.93±10.33 before shifts and 11.47±11.16 after shifts (p=0.019). Discussion: We found that the anxiety scores of the emergency medicine residentswere not quite highbefore shifts, but that an increase was observed in those scores after shifts.

Keywords : Emergency Medicine Resident, Anxiety Level, Night Shift,

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Atakan Savrun, Selim Bozkurt, Mehmet Okumus, Şeyda Tuba Savrun, Determination of Anxiety Levels by Beck Anxiety Inventoryin Emergency Medicine Residents Before and After Night Duties , J Clin Anal Med 2017;8.(2):155-159