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The effect of COVID-19 pandemic on the futuristic worries and happiness in final year nursing students: A cross sectional study


Dron Kinnarbhai Bhandutia1*, Swarna Buddha Nayok2, DhanashreeAkshatha H.S.3, SathyanarayanaMalleshwara Thimmaiah4
1Junior Resident, 2Senior Resident, 3Assistant Professor, 4Professor and HOD, Department of Psychiatry, Sri Siddhartha Medical College, Tumakuru.

Year : 2021 | Volume : 4 | Issue : 1 | Page : 18 | DOI -10.46319/RJMAHS.2021.v04i01.004

Background: Nurses play an important role in patient care leading to positive outcomes during pandemics. Due to the current shortage of health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, final year nursing students may be called for lending their services. The students may be deficient in training and skills required for efficient management of such a pandemic. Previous studies have shown that frontline nurses have experienced significant psychological distress during such crises.
Materials and Methods: We evaluated the subjective happiness and worries about the future in the final year nursing students. Fifty-nine (n) students took an online survey consisting of questions fromthe Subjective Happiness Scale (SHS) and The Dark Future Scale (DFS).
Results: The majority of the nursing students (69.5%) reported to be adequately happy on SHS. However, in regard to COVID-19 related future majority (55.9%) were found to be anxious.
Conclusions: Although the majority of the final year nursing students showed adequate subjective happiness currently, many of them were also worried about the future concerning the current COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic-related lockdown may have provided them an unexpected time with their families boosting their happiness. However, they remain worried about their uncertain future for COVID-19. This may be a hindrance in their capability to provide proper clinical patient-care if they are required to join for duty.
Keywords: COVID-19; nursing students; Subjective Happiness Scale; The Dark Future Scale.

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