ABSTRACT Abstract: Background: The coronavirus crisis has challenged higher education institutions in many new and unexpected ways a growing number of universities across the world have either postponed or canceled all activities and precautionary measures have been taken to safeguard students and staff members from highly infectious diseases. Aim: To assess the effects of university closure during the outbreak of COVID-19 on the academic, psychological, and social status of health professional students. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at Alzaiem Alazhari University among health profession students from April to July 2020. The subjects of the study who amounted to 298 were selected using the convenience sampling technique. The data were gathered through an electronic questionnaire and analyzed using SPSS software. The results were displayed as frequency and percentage, a statistical test was used and the level of statistical significance was calculated by chi-square and P values (≤ 0.05). Results: There was a significant effect of university closure during the outbreak of COVID-19 outbreak on academic performance. (80.5%) of the participants did not study and review their previous courses during the closing period of the university, and also on the psychological well-being of the candidates. (92%) became anxious and worried about their academic and professional future and on social status, as (89%) increased the number of hours spent on social media during university closures. all p-values were less than 0.05. Conclusion: The study concluded that university closure during the outbreak of COVID-19 had a negative impact on the academic performance and psychological well-being of health profession students.
ABSTRACT Abstract: A stress among parenting caregivers of children with special needs is pervasive and lead to difficulty of interacting with community and negative psychological consequences. This review provide comprehensive summary to explain subjective and objective burden on parenting caregivers who caring of children with different intellectual developmental disabilities, their treatments and specific strategies to deal with such cases.
ABSTRACT Abstract: Yudistira Kikhau. 2020. Factors Affecting the Coverage of Ideal K1 Antenatal Services in the Work Area of the Batu Putih Public health center, Batu Putih Sub-District, Timor Tengah Selatan District. Public Health Study Program, Postgraduate Program, Nusa Cendana University. Advisor 1 Dr. dr. Christina Olly Lada, S. Ked., M. Nutrition. Advisor 2. dr. Paula Tibuludji, MPH., Ph.D. The coverage of antenatal services K1 Ideal is the coverage of pregnant women who receive antenatal care for the first time, namely in the first trimester by health workers who have competency according to standards, in a work area at a certain time. It is expected that pregnant women who receive prenatal care as early as possible according to standards can avoid risk occurrence of complications during pregnancy, childbirth and post-partum. The coverage of K1 Ideal services is influenced by predisposing factors, namely age, parity, education, knowledge and attitudes, and enabling factors, namely accessibility and reinforcing factors, namely support from husbands, support from in-laws and socio-culture. The purpose of this study was to analyze the factors that influence the coverage .....................
ABSTRACT Abstract: Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the most serious health crisis in modern times worldwide, challenging the healthcare systems to contempt conventional practices to prevent exposure to infection and death. Deception of information from social media caused a psychological burden due to fear of contamination in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Method: This rapid review study was conducted to provide evidence on the psychological burden in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) regions and to prevent the psychological burden during any pandemic situation. Results: Opportunities for Mental health promotion are very minimal or still emerging in the MENA region. Also, there is a lack of concerted research evidence for mental health impacts during previous pandemics like severe acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Ebola, and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). MENA region is evaded many opportunities to advance mental health promotion activities and its preventive measures during quarantine, creating the negative effects which are mentioned in the studies as anxiety, stress, fear, sleep disturbance, and depression. Conclusion: The psychological impact of COVID 19 has been significant among the MENA region population. Many countries in the MENA region have an opportunity to quickly strengthen and accord significantly to combat against the psychological impact during the pandemic.
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