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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 446-447
Authors' responses to the comments on “Attitude, practice, behavior, and mental health impact of COVID-19 on doctors”


1 Department of Psychiatry, Diamond Harbour Medical College, Diamond Harbour, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital, Berhampore, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Pathology, ESI Maniktala PGIMSR, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
4 Department of Community Medicine, Burdwan Medical College, Bardhaman, West Bengal, India
5 Northwestern Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia
6 Department of Internal Medicine, ESIC Joka, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Date of Submission18-Jun-2020
Date of Decision18-Jun-2020
Date of Acceptance18-Jun-2020
Date of Web Publication27-Jul-2020
 

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Chatterjee SS, Bhattacharyya R, Bhattacharyya S, Gupta S, Das S, Banerjee BB. Authors' responses to the comments on “Attitude, practice, behavior, and mental health impact of COVID-19 on doctors”. Indian J Psychiatry 2020;62:446-7

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Chatterjee SS, Bhattacharyya R, Bhattacharyya S, Gupta S, Das S, Banerjee BB. Authors' responses to the comments on “Attitude, practice, behavior, and mental health impact of COVID-19 on doctors”. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 8];62:446-7. Available from: http://www.indianjpsychiatry.org/text.asp?2020/62/4/446/291006




Sir,

We would like to thank the authors for their valuable comments and queries on the article by us, Chatterjee et al.,[1] titled “Attitude, practice, behavior, and mental health impact of COVID-19 on doctors.”

Though not in specific, comprehensively knowledge and attitude were assessed with the questions such as – “when you heard about COVID-19,” inquiring “whether doing duty,” “the duty hours,” “whether involved in high-risk procedures,” “feeling proud to be a doctor,” and “being ostracized by the society.” We collected data using Google Form and then transferred them to excel and subsequently to SPSS version 25 (IBM Corp., Armonk, NY, USA).[2]

The higher standard deviation in depression and anxiety subscale points that it is spread out over a large range of values around mean, depending on responses. Here, running a normality test would have been better. However, more than the between-group difference, the goal was to find out the predictive factors of depression, anxiety, and stress. There were typographical errors in [Table 1] (corrigendum attached) and another in the reference number 6,[3] both of which are corrected in this reply. We found that 87 doctors had no comorbid illness and 9 doctors have all the major three comorbidities (diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Table 1: Corrigendum

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The study has been approved by the institutional ethics committee. The repetitiveness of the table was done for better comprehensibility.

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Chatterjee SS, Bhattacharyya R, Bhattacharyya S, Gupta S, Das S, Banerjee BB. Attitude, practice, behavior, and mental health impact of COVID-19 on doctors. Indian J Psychiatry 2020;62:257-65.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Paul JL. Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, Inc.; 2008. p. 664-5.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Chatterjee P, Nagi N, Agarwal A, Das B, Banerjee S, Sarkar S, et al. The 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic: A review of the current evidence. Indian J Med Res 2020;151:147-59.  Back to cited text no. 3
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Correspondence Address:
Ranjan Bhattacharyya
Department of Psychiatry, Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital, Berhampore, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_704_20

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