Assessment of Anxiety Level and Practice Modifications among Dentist During Novel Corona Outbreak (COVID-19) in Tamilnadu

2021 Medico-Legal Update  
Pandemic and panic are two sides of the same coin. The sudden outbreak of corona virus COVID-19, has influenced the routine practices of dentist. Dentists were categorized as high risk profession during this pandemic,which created anxiety and stress regarding their personal and financial issues. Such a survey would help us to understand the impact of psychological burden among the dentist during the pandemic. Method: A set of 28 close ended,validated questionnaire was circulated among 250
more » ... t in Tamilnadu to assess the level of anxiety and practice modification adopted in dental clinics during this sudden outbreak by the dental professionals. Results: There were significant differences in anxiety scores and practice management questionnaire scores between clinicians with varying years of clinical experience (P=0.0001). Conclusion: Anxiety and stress has been the main psychological burden among dentist during this covid-19 outbreak.
doi:10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2825 fatcat:tgiaw4apb5ckvnzq6mnh3atnby