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Mental Resilience of Medical Practitioners in Singapore during COVID-19: Survey Results from a Webinar Course on Resilience

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Peace Family Clinic (WL 832), Block 832, #01-71, Woodlands Street 83, Singapore 730832, Singapore
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Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747, Singapore
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Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, 1E, Kent Ridge Rd, NUHS Tower Block, Level 11, Singapore 119228, Singapore
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(18), 9801; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18189801
Received: 20 July 2021 / Revised: 31 August 2021 / Accepted: 9 September 2021 / Published: 17 September 2021
Front-line doctors are at high risk of exposure to COVID-19. The mental resilience of general practitioners and their areas of concerns and support required are important during this COVID-19 period. A total of 403 general practitioners attending a webinar on resiliency, hosted by the College of Family Physicians, Singapore, participated in the survey anonymously. Participants provided responses to questions relating to COVID-19 in the domains of Family and friends, Myself, Practice, and Community. Responses are categorized into LEARNING, FEAR, and GROWTH zones. The majority of the doctors reported to be in the GROWTH zone in relation to Family and friends (39%) and Myself (38%) as compared to Practice and Community, aOR = 4.5 (95% CI 3.4 to 5.9), p < 0.001. 34% of the participants reported being in the FEAR zone in relation to Family and friends, aOR = 8.0 (95% CI = 5.6 to 11.2), p < 0.001; at least 81% reported being in the LEARNING zone in relation to Practice and Community, aOR = 7.5 (95% CI = 5.8 to 9.6), p < 0.001, compared to other domains. Supporting and protecting the doctors is important in strategic planning and management of the current pandemic and building preparedness and an effective response towards future crises. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; general practitioners; zones; fear; learning; growth COVID-19; general practitioners; zones; fear; learning; growth
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Low, C.H.C.; Goh, T.J.; Chan, Y.H.; Fung, D.S.S.; Cheong, P.Y. Mental Resilience of Medical Practitioners in Singapore during COVID-19: Survey Results from a Webinar Course on Resilience. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 9801. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18189801

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Low CHC, Goh TJ, Chan YH, Fung DSS, Cheong PY. Mental Resilience of Medical Practitioners in Singapore during COVID-19: Survey Results from a Webinar Course on Resilience. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(18):9801. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18189801

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Low, Cheng H.C., Tze J. Goh, Yiong H. Chan, Daniel S.S. Fung, and Pak Y. Cheong 2021. "Mental Resilience of Medical Practitioners in Singapore during COVID-19: Survey Results from a Webinar Course on Resilience" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 18: 9801. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18189801

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