ESTIMATING THE PREVALENCE OF POST- COVID STRESS AMONG HOMOEOPATHIC STUDENTS OF MNR HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE- A CROSS SECTIONAL SURVEY

Sreevidhya J S, Tummala Aarathi

Abstract


Stress is a feeling of not being able to cope with specific needs and events. It is a part and parcel of persons life. Stress can be a motivator, and can be essential for survival, but a persistently negative response to challenges can have bad effect on health and happiness. Covid -19 pandemic has caused disturbance to the livelihood of people. It had shown its exemplary influence in the psychological health of youth. Because of the impact of covid-19, the prevalence of stress on young generation is been increasing day by day. In this scenario, this study was conducted to find the prevalence of stress among homoeopathic medical students of MNR Homoeopathic medical college of Sangareddy district Telangana.Using a purposive sampling method, an online survey using Perceived Stress Scale questioner was send to covid positive students (turned positive in last 2 months) of MNR Homoeopathic medical college, Sangareddy were asked to fill the questioner via Google form. The statistical scores for the responses were calculated and analysis was performed.In this study overall 96% of the study participants are stressed where 8% students with low stress,56% students with moderate stress,24% are having  high perceived stress.

Early screening will help for early detection of stress so that interventions either supportive or medicinal can be provided in the very early stage according to the scores so that we can take concrete steps towards improvement of students mental health by guidance and counseling services there by promote their psychological,social and emotional wellbeing.


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