A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS TO REVEAL STRESS LEVELS IN POST GRADUATE RESIDENT DOCTORS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS OF LAHORE CITY OF PAKISTAN
Objective: To analyze and compare the level of stress of Post-graduate residents in Public and Private sector hospitals. Study Design: A cross-sectional comparative study. Place and Duration: In two major Hospitals of Lahore, Services and Shalamar Hospital for one year period from October 2017 to October 2018. Methodology: A total of 207 doctors were selected with the possibility of unsuitable sampling technique. The main result was a higher stress level of medical or resident apprentices.
... t apprentices. Result: 62.3% of the 207 physicians in the training were under stress. The proportion of stressed women was 66.3%. The majority of PGs experienced high levels of stress with 67.2%. A large proportion of approximately 69.7% of the stressed physicians have low-income. This study was not statistically significant in terms of different socioeconomic and demographic variables including sex, age, specialty, monthly income and university. Conclusion: In both hospitals the stress level of the undergraduate students was high. It was found that there was a high level of stress among the apprentices, but no risk factors showed a significant relationship with stress. We should have to take steps to facilitate future healers understand the stress symptoms and how to deal effectively and safely with them. Key Words: Post-graduate residents, Stress, private and Public sector university.