Volume 25, Issue 6 (February & March 2023)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2023, 25(6): 50-57 | Back to browse issues page

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1- of pediatric dentistry , School of Dentistry , Arak university of medical sciences , Arak , iran
2- Assistant professor of Endodontics, School of Dentistry, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran , mostafa1372@yahoo.com
3- Assistant professor of prosthodontics, School od Dentistry , Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran , Iran
4- Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric dentistry, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran
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Introduction: Dentists are at high risk for COVID19 disease and spreading it to colleagues, families and patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate COVID 19 epidemic anxiety among students and dental assistants of Qazvin University of Medical Sciences.
Methods: In this descriptive-Analytic cross-sectional study, 142 dental students who were willing to participate the study were surveyed. Data collection tools was included a demographic and Corona Disease Anxiety Scale (CDAS) questionnaire. After collecting information, each participant's anxiety score was measured from zero to 54. These raw scores were converted to standard T scores for comparability with other studies, and according to the scope of standard T studies, participants in one of three groups of no anxiety or mild (T≤ 39), moderate (60 ≤ T ≤ 40), And severe anxiety (T≥61), and then the data were analyzed with SPSS23 statistical software. Ethical code of this study is IR.QUMS.REC.1399.224 in Qazvin University of Medical Sciences.
Results: According to the results, the level of anxiety was higher in older age groups, among men against women, and among married against single people, respectively. Also, the level of anxiety caused by Coronaviruses pandemic was higher in undergraduate against postgraduate students. However, difference was not statistically significant (P <0.05).
Conclusions: Based on the study, it can be stated that the level of coronaviruses anxiety in dental students is mild. In these situation, measures to maintain the psychological health of students should be a necessity of the planning of the directors and professors of the dental school.
Keywords: Anxiety, Students, Dentistry
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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: COVID-19
Received: 2022/05/15 | Accepted: 2023/09/22

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