Parameters for Identifying Stress among Doctors in Mardan Medical Complex: A Cross Sectional Study


  • Sajid Khan Prime Teaching Hospital, Warsak Road, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
  • Arshad Khan Department of Neurosurgery, Leady Reading Hospital-MTI, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Usman Department of General Surgery, Mardan Medical Complex-MTI, Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.


Stress, Doctors, No Regular Sleep


Objective: To evaluate the common causes of stress among doctors of Mardan Medical Complex.  

Materials and Methods:  This study was conducted at the Mardan Medical Complex. Totally 95 doctors were enrolled. This was a questionnaire base study. The Questionnaire was filled by the doctors and data was analyzed by using SPSS Software Version 23.

Results: Out of total 95 enrolled doctors, 63 were male and 32 were female doctors with mean age of 41.45 ± 8.19 years. The most common age group was 31-40 years, followed by the age group of 42-50 years and the least number of age group was < 50 years. The most common parameters identified by doctors was sleep deprivation and Lengthy Working Hours followed by other causes such as High Patient Volume, External /Political Interference, Senior’s Pressure/High Expectations/Work Targets, Night Duties and Phone calls during Night/Early Morning. Stratification on the basis of gender and age group were done.

Conclusion: It is concluded that stress is a hurdle that the doctors faces in different pattern. For better performance the doctors should take proper sleep and manage the time to overcome the stress. Also avoid Phone calls during Night/Early Morning






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