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It has come to our attention that a large proportion of this article is taken without attribution, from an earlier unpublished article: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