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Psychological State of Students of Health Sciences During COVID-19

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04769284
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 24, 2021
Last Update Posted : February 24, 2021
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Universidad de Zaragoza
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Yolanda Marcen Roman, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Aragón

Brief Summary:

University students report high levels of stress, anxiety and depression every year, which, according to some research, responsible for university administration and popular media, constitutes a global crisis of mental health of students at these levels.

Exposure to academic stress directly compromises students' motivation and attitudes towards learning.

High levels of perceived distress in the face of inadequate resources to deal with the situation leaves people at risk of developing major psychiatric problems, especially when this distress is prolonged or severe.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Stress, Psychological Anxiety Depression Covid19 Other: Mental health student

Detailed Description:

Main goal:Study the impact of socio-demographic, personal and health factors that determine the performance / perception of pandemic stress) in students of Bachelor's degrees in Health Sciences.

Secondary objectives:

  • Analyze the relationship between socio-demographic and personal characteristics and the perception of stress related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Identify the relationship between the perception of stress related to the Covid-19 pandemic and the role of gender / physical activity and the academic performance of undergraduate students in Health Sciences.

Methodology All variables will be obtained only once by means of a survey through google form. The questionnaire will be disseminated to all students of the degrees, by institutional email, through direct contact with the delegates of each course. After the first two weeks, a reminder will be made following the same routes. There will be no follow-up.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 332 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Psychological State of University Students of Health Sciences During COVID-19
Actual Study Start Date : February 12, 2021
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 20, 2021
Actual Study Completion Date : February 21, 2021

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Intervention Details:
  • Other: Mental health student

    An ad-hoc questionnaire was designed that included sociodemographic variables related to the characteristics of the students. The variables sex, age, degree, employment situation, coexistence situation, economic situation, origin environment, country of origin, time of residence in the Spanish State were collected.

    Personal variables:

    • Gender stereotypes: Short version of the Bem Sex Rol Inventory (BRSI).
    • International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ)
    • Abbreviated Goldberg Anxiety Scale EADG
    • Modified version of EPP-10 related to COVID-19 (EPP-10-C)


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Modified version of EPP-10 related to COVID-19 (EPP-10-C) [ Time Frame: 3 minutes ]
    EEP-10-C; modified version of the 10-item perceived stress scale (EEP-10), it is also composed of 10 items; each offers 5 response options: never, almost never, occasionally, almost always, and always. Items 1, 2, 3, 6, 9 and 10 are scored directly from 0 to 4 and items 4, 5, 7 and 8, conversely, from 4 to 0

  2. Abbreviated Goldberg Anxiety Scale EADG [ Time Frame: 3 minutes ]
    It examines four fundamental psychiatric areas: depression, anxiety, social inadequacy, and hypochondria. It contains 9 questions and the cut-off points are equal to or greater than 4 for the anxiety scale, and equal to or greater than 2 for the depression scale.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Gender stereotypes: Short version of the Bem Sex Rol Inventory (BRSI). [ Time Frame: 4 minutes ]
    The 12-item questionnaire collected 6 instrumental or masculine items (strong personality, acts as a leader, has the character of a leader, dominant personality, defender of their beliefs and makes decisions easily), and 6 expressive or feminine items (tender, gentle, warm, affectionate, understanding and sensitive to the needs of others). People answered each of the questions about their self-perception, using a 7-point Likert-type scale

  2. Short International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) [ Time Frame: 4 minutes ]

    The IPAQ consists of 7 questions about the frequency, duration and intensity of activity (moderate and intense) carried out in the last seven days, as well as walking and sitting time in a work day.

    Reference Mets values are: walking 3.3 Mets, moderate physical activity: 4 Mets, vigorous physical activity: 8 Mets.



Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Sociodemographic variables [ Time Frame: 4 minutes ]
    An ad-hoc questionnaire was designed that included sociodemographic variables related to the characteristics of the students. The variables sex, age, qualification, employment situation, coexistence situation, economic situation, origin environment, country of origin were collected.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Gender Based Eligibility:   Yes
Gender Eligibility Description:   men woman non-binary others
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
The study population will be made up of nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy students from the Faculty of Health Sciences of Zaragoza. Students will be able to answer the questions through their electronic devices. At no time will it be known which student has responded since he is totally anonymous and voluntary.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Students of the degree of nursing, occupational therapy and physiotherapy belonging to the Faculty of Health Sciences

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not belonging to any degree in Health Sciences of the Faculty of Health Sciences

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04769284


Locations
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Spain
Faculty of Health Sciences. Zaragoza's University
Zaragoza, Spain, 50009
Sponsors and Collaborators
Yolanda Marcen Roman
Universidad de Zaragoza
Investigators
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Study Director: Beatriz F Rodríguez Roca Zaragoza´s University
Study Director: Estela F Calatayud Sanz Zaragoza´s University
Study Director: Isabel F Gómez Soria Zaragoza´s University
Study Director: Ángel M Gasch Gallén Zaragoza´s University
Publications of Results:

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Responsible Party: Yolanda Marcen Roman, Principal investigador, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Aragón
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04769284    
Other Study ID Numbers: Mental health student
First Posted: February 24, 2021    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 24, 2021
Last Verified: February 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Plan Description: The study design could be reported

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Yolanda Marcen Roman, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Aragón:
university students
physical activity
gender stereotype
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Stress, Psychological
Behavioral Symptoms