SOCIAL PHOBIA (SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER) DURING COVID-19 IN MEDICAL INTERNSHIP STUDENTS
Keywords:social phobia, clinical, anxiety & disorder
Background & Method: A cross sectional study was conducted on 100 internship students (50 male and 50 female students). To assess Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder) during COVID-19 Pandemic in medical internship students based on determination of frequency, quantifying the symptoms, severity & socio demographic profile, duration of study – conducted from May to July 2020.
Result: In our study we found, social phobia present in 44% in males & 38% in females. ?2 = 7.714, p = 0.05, Highly significant.
Conclusion: According to my study, frequency of Social Phobia is 82% during COVID-19 in medical internship students. Our study suggests that during COVID-19, mild and moderate degree of social phobia is maximum in medical interns of both sexes. Proper psycho education along with sessions of applied relaxation and social skills training was given to medical internship students because of their high prevalence of social anxiety disorder during COVID-19 which was quite successful.
Keywords: social phobia, clinical, anxiety & disorder.
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