Proceedings of the 1st Tarumanagara International Conference on Medicine and Health (TICMIH 2021)

Anxiety and Sleep Quality Among Medical Students in Indonesia During the COVID–19 Pandemic

Authors
Ferrel Ursula1, Anthony Paulo Sunjaya2, Arlends Chris1, *
1Faculty of Medicine, Tarumanagara University, Jakarta, Indonesia
2Jiwa Health, Jakarta, Indonesia
*Corresponding author. Email: arlendsc@fk.untar.ac.id
Corresponding Author
Arlends Chris
Available Online 1 December 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.015How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Anxiety; Sleep quality; Medical student; Medical education
Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant mental stress to the community and disruptions to learning, especially to medical students, due to the increasing stress on the health system. This study is to examine the prevalence of anxiety and sleep quality and the association between anxiety and sleep quality among medical students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The method used was a cross-sectional web-based survey was conducted among year one to three medical students between December 2020 and February 2021 in Indonesia. Medical students were voluntarily recruited through student groups. Ethics approval was obtained from the Medical Faculty Ethics Committee of Tarumanagara University. The primary outcomes of interest were anxiety and sleep quality as measured by the Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7) Indonesian version and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) Indonesian version. A total of 208 responses were collected. Respondents had a median age of 20 years (Range 17-26 years), and the majority (73%) were female. Anxiety was found in about 60% of respondents, with 4.8% found to have severe anxiety. Poor sleep quality was found among 70% of respondents, with a higher prevalence in females than males (72% vs. 64%). There was about a 1.5 times statistically significant increase in the risk of poor sleep quality among those with anxiety compared to those without (PR 1.53, 95% CI 1.23 to 1.90, p<0.001). The conclusion shows that anxiety and poor sleep quality are common among medical students. These results support a clear need for medical faculties to provide better support systems to support mental health for medical students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Future serial studies are recommended to track medical students’ mental health post-pandemic.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 1st Tarumanagara International Conference on Medicine and Health (TICMIH 2021)
Series
Advances in Health Sciences Research
Publication Date
1 December 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-473-5
ISSN
2468-5739
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.015How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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