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Stress, Anxiety, and Depression among University Students in Saudi Arabia During COVID 19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Study

Faroq A Alshameri, Sami J Atawi, Waled AM Ahmed, Amal Abdelgadir Ali, Salma Mohammed Gomaa, Mohammad A Albanghali.

Abstract
Background and Aims: Since early stages of COVID-19 breakout, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has taken preventive measures and initiated legislations to control the transmission of COVID-19 and maintain welling of healthcare system. This study was designed to assess the stress, anxiety and depression during COVID-19 pandemic among universities’ students in Saudi Arabia.

Methods: This is a cross-sectional, involved online based distributed a self-demonstrated validated questionnaire, which was adopted and validated mainly for the purpose of this study. Sample size was calculated utilising Epi Info statistical program.

Results: 384 university students were included in this study, of these (27.71%) have experienced stress, anxiety was observed in (18.78%) of students and 21.85% have experienced depression during the COVID-19 outbreak. Significantly, students with aged between 18 and 22 years old, and health sciences student were more likely to develop anxious and stress comparing to other students, respectively.

Conclusions: The university students experienced some types of stress, anxiety and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, further actions need to be taken to determine the association the psychological problems of this part of the community during and after pandemic.

Key words: COVID-19, Pandemic, psychological impact, students, Saudi Universities


 
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Alshameri FA, Atawi SJ, Ahmed WA, Ali AA, Gomaa SM, Albanghali MA. Stress, Anxiety, and Depression among University Students in Saudi Arabia During COVID 19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Study. Majmaah J Heal Sci. 2021; 9(3): 65-76. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2021.03.007


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Alshameri FA, Atawi SJ, Ahmed WA, Ali AA, Gomaa SM, Albanghali MA. Stress, Anxiety, and Depression among University Students in Saudi Arabia During COVID 19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Study. http://www.mjhs-mu.org/?mno=128750 [Access: June 30, 2021]. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2021.03.007


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Alshameri FA, Atawi SJ, Ahmed WA, Ali AA, Gomaa SM, Albanghali MA. Stress, Anxiety, and Depression among University Students in Saudi Arabia During COVID 19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Study. Majmaah J Heal Sci. 2021; 9(3): 65-76. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2021.03.007



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Alshameri FA, Atawi SJ, Ahmed WA, Ali AA, Gomaa SM, Albanghali MA. Stress, Anxiety, and Depression among University Students in Saudi Arabia During COVID 19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Study. Majmaah J Heal Sci. (2021), [cited June 30, 2021]; 9(3): 65-76. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2021.03.007



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Alshameri, F. A., Atawi, . S. J., Ahmed, . W. A., Ali, . A. A., Gomaa, . S. M. & Albanghali, . M. A. (2021) Stress, Anxiety, and Depression among University Students in Saudi Arabia During COVID 19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Study. Majmaah J Heal Sci, 9 (3), 65-76. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2021.03.007



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Alshameri, Faroq A, Sami J Atawi, Waled AM Ahmed, Amal Abdelgadir Ali, Salma Mohammed Gomaa, and Mohammad A Albanghali. 2021. Stress, Anxiety, and Depression among University Students in Saudi Arabia During COVID 19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Study. Majmaah Journal of Health Sciences, 9 (3), 65-76. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2021.03.007



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Alshameri, Faroq A, Sami J Atawi, Waled AM Ahmed, Amal Abdelgadir Ali, Salma Mohammed Gomaa, and Mohammad A Albanghali. "Stress, Anxiety, and Depression among University Students in Saudi Arabia During COVID 19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Study." Majmaah Journal of Health Sciences 9 (2021), 65-76. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2021.03.007



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Alshameri, Faroq A, Sami J Atawi, Waled AM Ahmed, Amal Abdelgadir Ali, Salma Mohammed Gomaa, and Mohammad A Albanghali. "Stress, Anxiety, and Depression among University Students in Saudi Arabia During COVID 19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Study." Majmaah Journal of Health Sciences 9.3 (2021), 65-76. Print. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2021.03.007



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Alshameri, F. A., Atawi, . S. J., Ahmed, . W. A., Ali, . A. A., Gomaa, . S. M. & Albanghali, . M. A. (2021) Stress, Anxiety, and Depression among University Students in Saudi Arabia During COVID 19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Study. Majmaah Journal of Health Sciences, 9 (3), 65-76. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2021.03.007





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