Xavier Dhayanandh

Department of Orthodontics, Sathyabama Dental College and Hospital, TamilNadu, India


  • Research   
    Mental Status, Attitude, Awareness among Dental Students towards Covid Lockdown and Virtual Learning
    Author(s): Jyosthna A*, Evan Clement, Dharmisha, Navaneetha Nambi, Xavier Dhayanandh and Pirathiba

    Background: The enactment of lockdown and social distancing has been enforced as one of the preventive measures to minimize the spread of novel coronavirus. The strict isolation measures and delay in starting schools and colleges across the country is expected to influence the mental health of the students. Hence, the present study aims to assess the mental status of the dental students, attitude towards virtual learning and awareness towards COVID 19. Materials and methods: An online survey was conducted among dental students. The questionnaire was categorised under 4 topics and it consisted of total 28 questions. This study included a total of 5000 dental students aged 18-40 years. Results: 44.7 % were undergraduates and 55.3 % were postgraduates and 35.1% of dental students are from South India. 79.3% of undergraduates reported they feel isolated and depressed in this lockdown. 98... Read More»

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