Annang Giri Moelyo, Fadhilah Tia Nur
OBJECTIVE: During pediatric residency, students are considered in a stressfull condition lead to anxiety. Severe anxiety will worsen the performance of residents because of a narrow field of individual perceptions and only focused on a specific matter. The aim of this study was to assess anxiety grade and its risk factors on pediatric residency program at Dr Moewardi Hospital Universitas Sebelas Maret Surakarta, Indonesia with Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale (TMAS). METHODS: A Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale (TMAS) questionnaire was distributed in March 2019 to all ongoing pediatric residents. Cronbach’s ?? was used to test a reliability. The TMAS comprised 50 questions in Bahasa Indonesia which assessed 37 favorable and 13 unfavorable questions. Mild, moderate and severe anxiety was defined in total score <20, 20-25 and >25, respectively. RESULTS: There were 48 participants (15 male, 33 female) with mean of age was 30.4±2.7 (range 26-41) years old. The Cronbach’s ? was 0.885. The proportion of mild, moderate and severe anxiety were 30/8/8 (65%/17%/17%). Odd ratio of female, age (<30 years old), junior grade, and marital status were 10.33 (95% CI; 0.56-191.32); 2.45 (95% CI; 0.44-13.67); 0.78 (95%CI; 0.14-4.42); and 2.63 (95%CI; 0.56-12.42), respectively. CONCLUSION: A few number of pediatric residents had severe anxiety. Female was a risk factor for severe anxiety. Age, junior grade, and marital status were not risk factors for severe anxiety.