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The Lifestyle Habits and Well-being of Doctors through a Lens of Happiness Score on an Indian Dataset

Ruchika Garg, Prabhat Agarwal, Akhil Pratap Singh, Radhika Magan, Prashant Gupta

Keywords : Categorical, Doctors, Happiness score, Health markers, Lifestyle, Violin plots

Citation Information : Garg R, Agarwal P, Singh AP, Magan R, Gupta P. The Lifestyle Habits and Well-being of Doctors through a Lens of Happiness Score on an Indian Dataset. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2022; 14 (6):730-733.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-2150

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-01-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Background: Our aim is to use the survey data to analyze how healthcare professionals evaluate their lifestyle habits and well-being. The novel concept of happiness score has been evaluated with respect to different factors. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted for a period of 3 months. An assessment of lifestyle factors was done over the happiness score. Data were collected through the questionnaire method. The study period comprised between June 2021 and August 2021 with a sample size of 377. Health markers such as diabetes, hypertension, and lack of sleep were analyzed for different subgroups. We were also able to assess the dietary eating habit of doctors irrespective of the socio-demographic characteristics by random selection in different states. Generalized linear modeling was used to examine the association between the categorical variables and their respective happiness score. Results: Our study has shown a positive association between lifestyle factors that affect the happiness score. It is truly highlighted with two major significant components such as dietary habits and profession have been plotted by using a violin plot against the happiness score value. Conclusion: The aggregation of food components played a significant role in assessing the quality with respect to their lifestyle. There is no significant intake of alcohol and tobacco as recorded in the dataset. Happiness score value has been estimated which will help in forecasting the future happiness score for doctors depending on their lifestyle patterns.

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