Author(s): U.S. Mahadeva Rao, Thant Zin, Suganya M, Jivaneswaran A/L Kanasan, Afnan Anaqi Bin Afriezul, Siti Hajar Amirah Binti Roslan, Nur Syakirah Bt Che Seman, Maizun Binti Mohamad Ali Khan

Email(s): thant@unisza.edu.my victortz51@gmail.com

DOI: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00139   

Address: U.S. Mahadeva Rao1, Thant Zin1*, Suganya M2, Jivaneswaran A/L Kanasan1, Afnan Anaqi Bin Afriezul1, Siti Hajar Amirah Binti Roslan1, Nur Syakirah Bt Che Seman1, Maizun Binti Mohamad Ali Khan3
1Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, 20400, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia.
2Post Graduate student, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, People’s College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.
3Senior Medical Officer in Family Medicine, Klinik Kesihatan, Jalan Angsana, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 16,      Issue - 2,     Year - 2023


ABSTRACT:
Background: The COVID-19 pandemic is a major health crisis affecting several nations. Such widespread outbreaks are associated with adverse mental health consequences. Objectives: To conduct a survey-based assessment of mental health among medical students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Aimed at identifying severity levels of depression and anxiety, stressors related to the pandemic, and barriers students experienced in handling the pandemic-related stress. Methods: An analytical cross-sectional study was chosen as the study design for this research to study the association between demographic social and mental health among medical students during the pandemic COVID-19. Results: The results of this study were collected by respondents through questionnaires as the respondents were needed to answer about 16 questions and the main question was asked mostly about their mental health condition during the pandemic COVID-19. 101 respondents participated in the study. Discussion: the impact of COVID-19 on mental health among medical students has been studied. Due to the long-lasting pandemic situation and numerous measures such as lockdown and stay-at-home orders, COVID-19 brings negative impacts on higher education of medical students, self and social isolation, disconnection from friends and teachers resulting in more medical students than ever experiencing feelings of helplessness, isolation, grief, anxiety and depression. The issue of mental health is not only relevant but crucial. Demand for health support services has increased exponentially as a result. Conclusion: In this study, severity levels of depression and anxiety, stressors related to the pandemic, and barriers students experienced in handling the pandemic-related stress have increased due to many factors such as social isolation, own health and the health of loved ones, financial difficulties, suicidal thoughts, depressive thoughts, class workload, changes in living environment, eating patterns and sleeping habits.


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U.S. Mahadeva Rao, Thant Zin, Suganya M, Jivaneswaran A/L Kanasan, Afnan Anaqi Bin Afriezul, Siti Hajar Amirah Binti Roslan, Nur Syakirah Bt Che Seman, Maizun Binti Mohamad Ali Khan. Impact of Covid-19 on Mental Health among Medical Students. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology 2023; 16(2):809-0. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00139

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U.S. Mahadeva Rao, Thant Zin, Suganya M, Jivaneswaran A/L Kanasan, Afnan Anaqi Bin Afriezul, Siti Hajar Amirah Binti Roslan, Nur Syakirah Bt Che Seman, Maizun Binti Mohamad Ali Khan. Impact of Covid-19 on Mental Health among Medical Students. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology 2023; 16(2):809-0. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00139   Available on: https://rjptonline.org/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2023-16-2-58


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