Risk Factors Analysis with Anxiety Among Medical Students in Indonesia During COVID-19 Social Restrictions
- 10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.016How to use a DOI?
- Anxiety; Anxiety risk factor; Medical student; Medical education
Mental health is an aspect that needs more attention during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only that it caused death, but the pandemic also made it mandatory for people to do self-quarantine. It restricted tourism and required a country lockdown which brought adverse effects on mental health. One of them is anxiety. The aim of the research is to examine the prevalence of anxiety and the association between anxiety and risk factors among medical students during the COVID-19 pandemic. A cross-sectional online survey was conducted among year one to three medical students between December 2020 and February 2021 in Indonesia. Electronic self-administered questionnaires comprising the Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7) and a risk factors questionnaire arranged by researchers would be the outcomes of interest of this research. The result obtained shows that respondents include 152 (73%) female students and 56 (27%) male students, with a median age of 20 years (Range 17-26 years). Anxiety was found in about 60% of respondents, with 4.8% found to have severe anxiety. From several variables of anxiety risk factor studied, there was no statistically significant association between these variables and anxiety (p<0.05). However, in epidemiological association, two significant variables were found. They are area of residence (PR = 1,405, 95% CI = 1,079-1,831) and history of relatives who had Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) (PR = 1,689, 95% CI = 1,508-1,891) which are risk factors that will increase the occurrence of anxiety. The conclusion shows that anxiety is an unavoidable thing in the lives of students and society in general. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic is increasingly putting pressure on carrying out daily activities. Monitoring and preventing excessive anxiety are essential things to pay attention to for students during online learning in a pandemic situation.
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TY - CONF AU - Vicky Hong AU - Monica Djaja Saputera AU - Arlends Chris PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/01 TI - Risk Factors Analysis with Anxiety Among Medical Students in Indonesia During COVID-19 Social Restrictions BT - Proceedings of the 1st Tarumanagara International Conference on Medicine and Health (TICMIH 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 83 EP - 87 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.016 DO - 10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.016 ID - Hong2021 ER -