The The Impact of Lockdown Induced by COVID-19 on Lifestyle of Undergraduate Medical Student’s of Shalamar Medical and Dental College, Lahore

    Samaha Nisar(1), Saad Slah-ud-Din(2), Omar Nisar(3), Rimsha Ali Sheaikh(4), Sehar Fatima(5), Saqib Rashid(6), Sami Ullah(7), Saira Fareed(8), Saba Munir(9), Farkhanda Ghafoor(10*)

Abstract

Background: The massive corona virus (COVID-19) outbreak started in China in 2019 and spread around the globe with significant increase in number of cases. The educational institutes have been forced to shut down temporarily and pushed them to adapt a new ways for spending their daily routine. The least highlighted is long-term impact on medical education, where students are concerned about their role, serving the humanity and protection of the society from such catastrophe situations.

Objective: The objective of the study was to investigate the impact on the lifestyle of Medical Student’s dwelling during quarantine lockdown, induced by COVID-19.

Study type settings & duration: An online cross-sectional survey was carried by group of undergraduate medical students of Shalamar Medical and Dental College, Lahore from June to August 2020.

Methodology: After the approval of SMDC-IRB, the data was collected from 255 undergraduate medical students of Shalamar Medical & Dental College, through Google form based self-administered questionnaire. The consent was part of the Google form. The Google forms were transported into excel sheets and data was analyzed, response was recorded as percentage and frequency, for demographics, perception, education and impact.

Results: The data collected from 255 respondents, the slight majority 54.1% was of female students. The first source of knowledge was internet, 92.2% felt the situation is challenging. With lock down situation, only 20.4%were satisfied, whereas 28.3% were not satisfied while 25.5% were not sure and 80.8% lost their interest in online class lectures. For co-curricular activities, only 33.7% adapted .................

Keywords: COVID-19, corona-virus, pandemic, lockdown, depression, anxiety

(1) Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore
(2) Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore
(3) Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore
(4) Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore
(5) Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore
(6) Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore
(7) Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore
(8) Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore
(9) Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore
(10) Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore
(*) Corresponding Author
Published
2021-05-08
How to Cite
Nisar, S., Slah-ud-Din, S., Nisar, O., Sheaikh, R. A., Fatima, S., Rashid, S., Ullah, S., Fareed, S., Munir, S., & Ghafoor, F. (2021). The The Impact of Lockdown Induced by COVID-19 on Lifestyle of Undergraduate Medical Student’s of Shalamar Medical and Dental College, Lahore. Pakistan Journal of Medical Research, 60(1), 25-31. Retrieved from https://pjmr.org.pk/index.php/pjmr/article/view/125