Impact on life Style Changes and Mental Health of Medical and Non-medical Students During Covid-19 Pandemic

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https://doi.org/10.3329/updcj.v14i1.69145

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Lifestyle and attitude, Medical and non-medical students, Covid-19 Pandemic

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Background: Lifestyle is a part of the determinants of people's way of life. It is someone’s way of living; the thing that person or a particular group of people usually do. The relationships of lifestyle changes with a pandemic situation between medical & non-medical should be highly considered. Objectives: To find out the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on lifestyle changes and mental health between medical and non-medical students. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out among 200 respondents in between 8 November 2020 to 9 December 2020, of which 100 students were from medical and 100 were from non-medical backgrounds. A self-administrative structured questionnaire was sent randomly to the medical and non-medical students by using online google form. The informed written consent was taken from the participants and the confidentiality of data were maintained properly. Results: Certain degree of precautionary measures is taken by students to combat Covid-19 pandemic situation, role & source of social media, injecting disinfectant directly into the blood, panic buying during covid-19 and problem facing while using online platform for education purpose had some association where (p<0.05). Descriptive statistics and a chi-square test were performed. Conclusion: Covid-19 pandemic possesses substantial impact on life-style behavior of both medical and non-medical students. However, differences of opinion exist between medical and non-medical students on certain aspects of lifestyle behavior. Findings from this study provide a basis for policy makers to formulate lifestyle guidelines and mental health interventions for Covid19 pandemic.

Update Dent. Coll. j: 2024; 14(1):4-9

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2024-05-27

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Chowdhury, A. ., Mannan, R. N., Shuborna, N. S., Quashem, S. S. B., Noor, A. E. ., Nath, S. K. ., & Chowdhury, M. T. H. (2024). Impact on life Style Changes and Mental Health of Medical and Non-medical Students During Covid-19 Pandemic. Update Dental College Journal, 14(1), 4–9. https://doi.org/10.3329/updcj.v14i1.69145

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