Introduction. The psychoemotional state of health among medical workers is a serious problem all over the world. Ambulance doctors are particularly affected, which can affect the quality of medical care and the outflow of specialists. Medicine recognizes emotional burnout as a threat to the quality of patient care and the quality of life of doctors. This problem exists throughout medicine, but is especially common in emergency medicine. Objective: To analyze anxiety and depression among medical workers of the ambulance station of the East Kazakhstan region. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted among medical workers of the ambulance station of the East Kazakhstan region. The study was attended by doctors of the ambulance station of the East Kazakhstan region. To assess and analyze anxiety and depression, we used online and offline questionnaires using an adapted hospital scale of anxiety and depression among emergency medical station doctors. The age profile of the participants was generalized by calculating the average age and interquartile range in years. Categorical variables, including general characteristics of participants (gender, marital status, level of education, employment), knowledge about the level of anxiety and depression among AS medical workers, were summarized using frequencies and percentages. P<0.05 were considered statistically significant. Results: In total, 320 medical workers of the AS of the East Kazakhstan region were included in the study. Medical workers noted that during the current pandemic and outbreaks of diseases, they experience external and internal tension, accompanied by a sense of sudden panic, the presence of slowness in work and lack of a sense of cheerfulness, some even stop paying attention to their external working appearance. Only a small number of medical workers are satisfied with their work, attributing this to the fact that their affairs (occupations, hobbies) bring them a sense of satisfaction no longer to the same extent as before. Conclusion: The state of anxiety and depression among medical professionals and its subsequent detrimental impact on individuals (psychological, physiological and social), patients and organizations remain a global problem that requires immediate attention.
Diana K. Kussainova1, Zaituna A. Khismetova1, Nazym S. Iskakova1, Kamila M. Akhmetova2, Bibinur S. Serikzhan1, 1 NCJSC «Semey Medical University», Semey c., Republic of Kazakhstan; 2 RSE on REM «Salidat Kairbekova Republican Center for Health Development», Astana c., Republic of Kazakhstan.
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Kussainova D.K., Khismetova Z.A., Iskakova N.S., Akhmetova K.M., Serikzhan B.S. Assessment of the state of anxiety and depression among doctors of the ambulance station of the East Kazakhstan region // Nauka i Zdravookhranenie [Science & Healthcare]. 2023, (Vol.25) 3, pp. 167-172. doi 10.34689/SH.2023.25.3.022

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