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RMJ. 2022; 47(2): 434-437


Impact of COVID-19 on medical education and anxiety levels of medical students

Fatima Maroof, Muhammad Imran, Sabeen Abid Khan, Munir Iqbal.

Abstract
Objective: To study the impact of covid-19 on medical education and anxiety level of medical students.
Methodology: This prospective cross sectional study was done at Shifa College of mMedicine, Islamabad, Pakistan from 1st October 2020 to 15th November 2020. Medical students were randomly selected and a preformed questionnaire was circulated among them via Online Google forums. We used GAD-7 scale. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 23.
Results: Out of 122 respondents, 69(56.5%) were female. Mean age was 22.1+1.7 years. Almost all students had online education during COVID-19, however, 64 (52.4%) of them faced communication problems during online education. Only 32(26.2%) were satisfied with this method. In this study, 46(37.7%) respondents had anxiety; 38.0% had moderate to severe and 27.0% had mild anxiety. Most of the anxious respondents were significantly younger (21.6 vs. 22.5 years, p=0.01). Females were significantly more anxious (69.6% vs. 30.4%) than males (p <0.03).
Conclusion: During Covid-19 pandemic, anxiety and stress levels have increased among medical student.

Key words: Covid-19, pandemic, medical students, psychosocial impact, online education.


 
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Maroof F, Imran M, Khan SA, Iqbal M. Impact of COVID-19 on medical education and anxiety levels of medical students. RMJ. 2022; 47(2): 434-437.


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Maroof F, Imran M, Khan SA, Iqbal M. Impact of COVID-19 on medical education and anxiety levels of medical students. RMJ. (2022), [cited May 20, 2022]; 47(2): 434-437.



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Maroof, F., Imran, . M., Khan, . S. A. & Iqbal, . M. (2022) Impact of COVID-19 on medical education and anxiety levels of medical students. RMJ, 47 (2), 434-437.



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Maroof, Fatima, Muhammad Imran, Sabeen Abid Khan, and Munir Iqbal. 2022. Impact of COVID-19 on medical education and anxiety levels of medical students. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (2), 434-437.



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Maroof, Fatima, Muhammad Imran, Sabeen Abid Khan, and Munir Iqbal. "Impact of COVID-19 on medical education and anxiety levels of medical students." Rawal Medical Journal 47 (2022), 434-437.



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Maroof, Fatima, Muhammad Imran, Sabeen Abid Khan, and Munir Iqbal. "Impact of COVID-19 on medical education and anxiety levels of medical students." Rawal Medical Journal 47.2 (2022), 434-437. Print.



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Maroof, F., Imran, . M., Khan, . S. A. & Iqbal, . M. (2022) Impact of COVID-19 on medical education and anxiety levels of medical students. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (2), 434-437.








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