Basic & Clinical Medicine ›› 2021, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (7): 1084-1086.

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Investigation of anxiety, depression status and analysis of related factors to clinical postgraduates during the COVID-19 pandemic

MA Ming-sheng1, ZHANG Tian-nan1, JIA Xue-yan2, LUO Lin-zhi2*   

  1. 1. Department of Pediatrics;
    2. Department of Education, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, CAMS & PUMC, Beijing 100730, China
  • Received:2020-10-09 Revised:2021-01-04 Online:2021-07-05 Published:2021-06-17
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Abstract: Objective To investigate the anxiety and depression status of clinical postgraduates who returned to classes after the pandemic of corona virus disease 2019(COVID-19) and identify the correlated factors. Methods A sample of 303 clinical postgraduates who returned to school responded to an online questionnaire, including the GAD-7, PHQ-9 and 7 risk factors they worrying about. Results The overall incidence of anxiety and depression were 45.87% and 45.54%, respectively. The results of multivariate analysis showed that worrying about “getting COVID-19” “academic writing” “delaying graduation” and “employment” was associated with the likeliness of anxiety and depression. Conclusions Clinical postgraduates still have anxiety and depression when they come back to school after the pandemic. Colleges are urged to provide psychological intervention, which is effective to alleviate their worry.

Key words: clinical medicine, postgraduate, corona virus disease 2019(COVID-19), anxiety, depression

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