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Investigation of depression, anxiety and stress levels of health-care students during COVID-19 pandemic

Obay A. Al-Maraira (Department of Nursing, Al-Farabi Private College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
Sami Z. Shennaq (Department of Nursing, Al-Farabi Private College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)

Mental Health Review Journal

ISSN: 1361-9322

Article publication date: 25 January 2021

Issue publication date: 27 May 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to determine depression, anxiety and stress levels of health-care students during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic according to various socio-demographic variables.

Design/methodology/approach

This cross-sectional study was conducted with 933 students. Data were collected with an information form on COVID- 19 and an electronic self-report questionnaire based on depression, anxiety and stress scale.

Findings

Findings revealed that 58% of the students experienced moderate-to-extremely severe depression, 39.8% experienced moderate-to-extremely severe anxiety and 38% experienced moderate-to-extremely severe stress.

Practical implications

Educational administrators can help reduce long-term negative effects on students’ education and mental health by enabling online guidance, psychological counseling and webinars for students.

Originality/value

This paper is original and adds to existing knowledge that health-care students’ depression, anxiety and stress levels were affected because of many factors that are not yet fully understood. Therefore, psychological counseling is recommended to reduce the long-term negative effects on the mental health of university students.

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Acknowledgements

Conflict of Interests: The authors report no actual or potential conflicts of interest.

Retraction notice: The publishers of Mental Health Review Journal wish to retract the article “Investigation of depression, anxiety and stress levels of health-care students during COVID-19 pandemic” by O.A. Al-Maraira and S.Z. Shennaq which appeared in Volume 26, Issue 2, 2021.

It has come to our attention that a large proportion of this article is taken without attribution, from an earlier unpublished article:

Gul, I; Kundakcı, YE; Ozyurek, P. (2020), “Investigation of depression, anxiety and stress levels of health-care students during COVID-19 pandemic”.

Despite numerous attempts to contact the authors, the journal has received no response; the response of the authors would be gratefully received.

The Mental Health Review Journal submission guidelines make it clear that articles must be original and must not infringe any existing copyright.

The publishers of the journal sincerely apologize to the readers and the original authors, I. Gul, YE. Kundakcı and P. Ozyurek.

Citation

Al-Maraira, O.A. and Shennaq, S.Z. (2021), "Investigation of depression, anxiety and stress levels of health-care students during COVID-19 pandemic", Mental Health Review Journal, Vol. 26 No. 2, pp. 113-127. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHRJ-10-2020-0070

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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