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Babadi F, Bazmi A, Araban M. Association between the Fear Induced by the COVID-19 and the Level of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress among Dental Students: A Cross-sectional Study. Health Educ Health Promot. 2021; 9 (1)
URL: http://hehp.modares.ac.ir/article-5-47644-en.html
1- Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine, School of Dentistry, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
2- School of Dentistry, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.
3- Dept. of Health Education and Promotion, School of Health, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran. , araban62@gmail.com
Abstract:   (162 Views)
Aim: Dentists are at high risk of occupational exposure to aerosols, droplets, and droplet/aerosol particle emitted from patientschr(chr('39')39chr('39')) mouths during treatment. Therefore, it is natural for dentists to experience a level of fear in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between fear induced by the COVID-19 epidemic and the scores of stress and anxiety among dental students.
Methods: The present cross-sectional study was conducted in June 2020 among the dental students in Ahvaz, Iran. The standard questionnaire (DASS-21) and fear of COVID-19 were used for assessment. The questionnaire was designed in the website https://survey.porsline.ir. A convenience sample of 229 dental students of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences completed the questionnaire.
Findings: More than 70% of students were normal in terms of stress, anxiety, and depression. Mental health disorders, social support, and media pressure caused by COVID-19 had a significant relationship on the level of depression and stress scores )P<0.05(. Likewise, multivariate analysis showed that the level of fear caused by COVID-19 triggered a significant effect on the score of anxiety, depression, and stress (P = 0.001).
The analysis showed that the scores of anxiety, depression, stress, and some other characteristics, including the COVID-19- induced media pressure, are directly associated with the degree of fear of COVID-19.
Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Oral Health Education/Promotion
Received: 2020/11/14 | Accepted: 2021/01/11 | Published: 2021/01/23

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