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|Journal Name||ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry (MyCite Report)|
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THE EFFECT OF VIRTUAL EDUCATION IN RELATION TO WAYS OF TRANSMISSION, CONTROL AND PREVENTION OF COVID-19 DISEASE ON THE ANXIETY OF INTERNSHIP STUDENTS BEFORE ENTERING THE WARD IN 2020Author(s): Pooria Dorody, Fatemeh Karkhaneh*, Ali Moghadaci, Seydamalek Dadkhah, Omar Poorbalouch and Nahid Mir
Background: Corona anxiety is present in medical students who must attend hospital. Due to the prevalence of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) disease and more attention to holding virtual classes and the need to pay attention to corona anxiety in inter-ship students of nursing, midwifery and operating room, this study aims to determine the impact of virtual education on transmission, control and Prevention of COVID-19 disease due to corona anxiety was performed in these students.
Materials and methods: This quasi-experimental study was performed on 90 internship students of nursing, midwifery and operating room. The instruments of this study included the Demographic Profile Questionnaire and the Corona Disease Anxiety Scale (CDAS). In the intervention group, e-learning on methods of transmission, prevention and treatment of coronavirus in 6 sessions of 45 minutes three times a week (for two weeks) online by creating an educational channel for group discussion and information exchange and another channel only for Educational content was provided in WhatsApp Independent t-test was used to compare the mean and standard deviation of coronavirus anxiety scores between the two groups, before the intervention and after the intervention. Data were analyzed using SPSS software version 21, and paired t-test was used to compare the mean scores in each group before and after the intervention.
Results: The mean and standard deviation of the age of the research units was 23.02 ± 1.3. The results of independent t-test showed that after the intervention, there was no significant difference between the intervention and control groups in terms of mean score of coronary anxiety (p>0.05). The results of paired t-test showed that there was no statistically significant difference in the mean score of coronavirus anxiety in the intervention and control groups before and after the intervention (p>0.05).
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that virtual education did not have a significant effect on reducing anxiety caused by Corona virus and the mean score of students’ anxiety did not change. This indicates proper planning and education about this disease in the country and achieving the goal of increasing people’s awareness by the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education and it is recommended that the training be directed to students other than the medical sciences and others.