Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 696--698

Knowledge, attitude, and psychological effect on undergraduate/postgraduate students in Lockdown COVID-19 situation


Santosh Kumar Verma1, Barun Dev Kumar2, Subhash Chandra2, Neha Singh1, Priyanka Kumari1, Abhishek Verma3 
1 Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Dental Institute, RIMS, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
2 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Dental Institute, RIMS, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
3 Department of Peridontology and Oral Implantology, Buddha Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Patna, Bihar, India

Correspondence Address:
Subhash Chandra
Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Dental Institute, RIMS, Ranchi, Jharkhand
India

Background: Student psychological health has been an increasing concern. The COVID-19 pandemic situation has brought this vulnerable population into renewed focus. Objective: Our study aims to conduct a timely assessment of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of college graduates and postgraduates. Methodology: We conducted online survey with 550 students to understand the effects of the pandemic on their psychology and well-being. The data were analyzed through quantitative and qualitative methods. Results: Of the 550 students, 138 (71%) indicated increased stress and anxiety due to the COVID-19 outbreak. When asked about how the lockdown in COVID-19 situation affecting them, 97% said that it is severely affecting them. When asked about what the problems do you faced during online class, 5% said the Internet, 83.8% said noninteractive, and 11.2% said lack of explanatory mediums. When asked about number of hours spent on the Internet, 100% said more than 10 h. When asked about the activities to keep yourself busy during lockdown in COVID-19 situation, 37% said social media followed by 23% who mentioned cooking. Conclusion: Due to the long-lasting pandemic situation and onerous measures such as lockdown and stay-at-home orders, the COVID-19 pandemic brings negative impacts on education. The findings of our study highlight the urgent need to develop interventions and preventive strategies to address the psychological health of college students.


How to cite this article:
Verma SK, Kumar BD, Chandra S, Singh N, Kumari P, Verma A. Knowledge, attitude, and psychological effect on undergraduate/postgraduate students in Lockdown COVID-19 situation.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2021;13:696-698


How to cite this URL:
Verma SK, Kumar BD, Chandra S, Singh N, Kumari P, Verma A. Knowledge, attitude, and psychological effect on undergraduate/postgraduate students in Lockdown COVID-19 situation. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Sep 27 ];13:696-698
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