Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Psychological impact

COVID-19: Fear and anxiety among healthcare students in Saudi Arabia: A cross-sectional study

Sameer Shaikh; Syed Fareed Mohsin; Muhammad Atif Saleem Agwan; Saqib Ali; Ziyad Ahmad Alsuwaydani; Saleh Ahmad AlSuwaydani

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 1638-1647

Coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) is a newly discovered respiratory syndrome which has adversely affected millions of people around the world. The study aims to estimate the psychological impacts of COVID-19 in the form of fear and anxiety among the healthcare students of the Central Region of Saudi Arabia. A cross-sectional study was conducted amongst health care students in Saudi Arabia. A non-probability convenience samplingapproach was adopted to collect data by mean of an online questionnaire on social media. The sample size was determined by using Epi info software; the minimum sample required for this study was 567. Likert scale with five points was used to measure healthcare students' fear and anxiety level. Data were analysed using SPSS version 23. The descriptive data were expressed as frequencies and percentages. Spearman correlation was used to determine the strength of the relationship between variables. Amongst 571 health care students, 359 were males, and 212 were females. Data revealed that 84 (15%) of students had a severe level of anxiety, 438 (77%) had a moderate level of anxiety and 49 (9%) of the students had mild level of anxiety. Correlation coefficient was found insignificant between gender, academic year and institute (=0.066, p=0.116), (=0.018, p=0.661) and (=0.034, p=0.423) respectively. The COVID-19 pandemic has a negative impact on higher education because of the long-lasting pandemic situation. Our study's results illustrate the critical need to implement approaches and prevention measures to address healthcare students' mental health.

Real-Time Measurement Of Psychological Impact Due To E- Learning; Among The Undergraduate Dental Students During Covid-19

H.M. Owais Nasim; Azeem Ul Yaqin Syed; Laraib Qamar; Saba Saleem; Zainab Javaid; Ayesha Khalid; Muhammad Sohail Zafar; Nausheen Aga

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 7875-7884

Objectives: To assess the psychological factors in undergraduate dental students towards elearning
in clinical skills education compared to traditional teaching methods and their
relationship with performance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Methods: In this study, survey conducted among 494undergraduate dental students of all four
sessions from different dental universities within the Pakistan. Total 494 undergraduate
dental students responded to a 28-question online survey to identify e- learning is more
convenient and practical than traditional learning and to measure it 5- point Likert Scale used.
To measure level of psychological impact, Hamilton Anxiety Scale used due to e-learning
among undergraduate dental students.
Results: The majority of undergraduate dental student’s responded e-learning is not
convenient and practical than traditional learning system. The majority of undergraduate
dental students reported very severe level of psychological impact due to e-learning and closing
of institutions during COVID-19 pandemic. Results are statistically significant and analyzed
on IBM SPSS version 23. There are 82% students responded having problem with e-learning
system and among them 58 % have very severe anxiety and 24% have severe anxiety. So the
results shows increased percentage of anxiety due e-learning.

Psychological Impact On Maxillofacial Trauma Patients: A Retrospective Study

Dr. Prabhakar gupta; Dr. Nitin Bhagat; Dr. Fiza Nehvi; Dr. Anmol Bagaria; Dr Vaibhav Malhotra; Dr. Mayank Sharma

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 3173-3191

A retrospective study to investigate the psychological morbidity and the health related quality of life in patients who had suffered maxillofacial trauma was carried on those patients who presented themselves at the oral and maxillofacial department, School of Dental Sciences, Sharda University, Greater Noida. They were investigated for the evaluation of stress and anxiety disorders mainly after trauma. Three different scales were used to check the level of anxiety and depression related symptoms along with Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).Sampled subjects were dominated by males with major portion as students. Road traffic accidents were observed to be major cause of Maxillofacial Trauma. On 0-21 HADS scale 28% patients suffered from severe anxiety, whereas 29% respondents revealed severe depression. On Event Scale Revised 15.78% of patients recorded Quite A Bit level of distress with an event score of 3.The CAPS-5 criteria confirmed that 52.62% patients showed moderate symptoms of PTSD examined 6 months after trauma and also met DSM-IV criteria for the diagnosis of PTSD. Study confirms that it is very important to provide psychiatric support for all the patients with maxillofacial traumas as 52.62% of patients confirmed moderate symptoms even after a period of 24 weeks of trauma. Clinicians should emphasize this important consideration and explain it to the patients’ relatives in emergency departments and care units.