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International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part A (2021)

Insomnia, stress, and psychological coping among residents in a major tertiary hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Author(s): Dr. Abdulmajeed Aljohani, Dr. Salman ALqahatani, Dr. Muteb Aldawsari, Dr. Saad Albattal, Dr. Aymin Afifi and Mustafa Kofi
Abstract: Background: Psychological distress is increasingly prevalent nowadays. Healthcare professionals (HCP) are highly vulnerable to stress, anxiety, and depression. Insomnia is the most frequent sleep disorder. Primary care physicians have higher prevalence rate of insomnia. Different psychological coping strategies have effective role to get rid of potential stressors.
Methods: This was a cross-sectional survey study among residents that suffer from sleep disorders. Data for this study was collected via a questionnaire that ask how a person cope with stresses in his life.
Statistical analysis: Data were analyzed statistically using the Statistical Package for Social Studies.
Results: 48.07% of the residents have a severe mental disorder, 21.03% have a moderate mental disorder. The highest prevalence of severe mental disorders was reported among Anesthesia, adult ICU residents and neurology ones.
Conclusion: A high prevalence of psychological distress and insomnia was among the participated residents. Moreover, the resident’s utilization for coping strategies was low.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Abdulmajeed Aljohani, Dr. Salman ALqahatani, Dr. Muteb Aldawsari, Dr. Saad Albattal, Dr. Aymin Afifi, Mustafa Kofi. Insomnia, stress, and psychological coping among residents in a major tertiary hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Int J Adv Community Med 2021;4(4):08-12. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2021.v4.i4a.208
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine