EFFECT OF COVID PANDEMIC ON PREVALENCE OF DEPRESSION AMONG MEDICALSTUDENTS OF SIALKOT MEDICAL COLLEGE SIALKOT, PAKISTAN.

Authors

  • Sahibzada Masood Us Sayed Professor & Dean Research & Academics, Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot Author
  • Omar Imran Butt MBBS Student, Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot Author
  • Anaba Khan MBBS Student, Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot Author
  • GulJaved Virk MBBS Student, Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot Author
  • Taha Khan MBBS Student, Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot Author
  • Manahil Khalid MBBS Student, Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot Author
  • Usama Tariq MBBS Student, Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot Author
  • Usama Maqbool MBBS Student, Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot Author
  • Ali Raza Azam MBBS Student, Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot Author
  • Aqsa Rashid MBBS Student, Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot Author
  • Fatima Mubashir MBBS Student, Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot Author
  • Maha Javed MBBS Student, Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot Author
  • Sana Aslam MBBS Student, Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot Author
  • Kainat Sharif MBBS Student, Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot Author
  • Shiza Imran MBBS Student, Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot Author
  • Fiza Imran MBBS Student, Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot Author
  • Muhammad Shafqat MBBS Student, Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.60127/sjms.v1i1.1

Keywords:

covid-19, Medical students, depression inventory, Beck’s , Depression

Abstract

The objective the study is to assess the percentage prevalence of depression among students of SMC, and the relationship of its severity with the Year of Study (MBBS) after pandemic.Beck’s Depression Inventory (BDI) – II, In Urdu Translation was filled by the students from each year of study. Variables like year of study and age were mentioned, and the depression in subjects was graded as minimal, mild, moderate and severe based on BDI score. The study was conducted at Sialkot Medical College,  Sialkot during pandemic of 04 months from 1st August to 30th November, 2021.Out of 100 participants, 46% were suffering from Depression. On scoring and grading,10% revealed minimal disease, 11% cases showed mild depression, in 15% moderate depression was seen while 10%cases were found to be of severe depression. The prevalence of depression decreased with increasing age and advancing year of study. Analysis showed: 60% of the depressed cases were from 1st year MBBS, 45% from 2nd year, 55% from 3rd year, 40% from 4th year, and 30% (least prevalence) in Final Year MBBS.46 % MBBS students, in SMC are suffering from depression in September 2021. This shows that there are an enormous number of stressors faced by medical students. Approaching near professional exams is a great causative factor. While Mental Health effects of Covid 19 on medical students in the post covid period is worth mentioning.

Published

01.10.2022

How to Cite

EFFECT OF COVID PANDEMIC ON PREVALENCE OF DEPRESSION AMONG MEDICALSTUDENTS OF SIALKOT MEDICAL COLLEGE SIALKOT, PAKISTAN. (2022). Sial Journal of Medical Sciences , 1(1), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.60127/sjms.v1i1.1

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