Document Type : Research Article
Aim: To evaluate the Prevalence of anxiety and depression during COVID-19 pandemic.
Methods: This study was conducted during the Coronavirus outbreak. Following
development by the research team, the online survey was tested during these study periods.
100 participants were included in this study.
Results: 40% of participants reported feeling tight or wounded up from time to time
(sometimes), whereas 23% reported feeling this way all of the time. Many (35%) were
worried as if something terrible was going to happen, but 'not too severely,' while 33 percent
felt frightened 'a bit' as if something terrible was about to happen, but it did not bother them.
Many people (38 percent) had anxious thoughts from time to time, while others (24 percent)
had them all the time. Only 41% said they sat at ease and felt calm "generally," while others
said they didn't sit at ease and felt relaxed "very frequently" (33 percent ). More than half of
the students (55%) reported not being afraid or having a 'butterfly' feeling in their stomach,
whereas many others (24%) had that scared emotion 'sometimes.' Only 15% of the
participants reported being restless and on the move. In terms of experiencing a sudden sense
of panic attacks, just a small percentage (9%) reported having had this 'often' or 'very
frequently' (20 percent ). When asked if they still enjoyed the things they used to appreciate,
just 36% said they didn't enjoy them as much anymore. Only half of the students (50%) said
they could laugh and see the funny side of things "as much as they always could." A fresh
look at the participants' emotions indicated that just 47 percent of them felt joyful'sometimes,'
while others felt cheery 'not often/not at all' (24 percent , 14 percent respectively).