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Self-care and its association with anxiety among undergraduate nursing students during Covid-19 pandemic

Mohamad Shariff, Nurasikin and Wan Mohamed Tarmizi, Wan Aisyah Nasuha and Mohamad Shariff, Nurul Sima (2021) Self-care and its association with anxiety among undergraduate nursing students during Covid-19 pandemic. In: INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ON QUALITY OF LIFE IN SOCIETY, PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION, 14 July 2021, Virtual. (Unpublished)

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TITLE: SELF-CARE AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH ANXIETY AMONG UNDERGRADUATE NURSING STUDENTS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC 1Nurasikin Mohamad Shariff , 2Wan Aisyah Nasuha Wan Mohamed Tarmizi, 3Nurul Sima Mohamad Shariff 1 Dr., Kulliyyah (Faculty) of Nursing, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia, nurasikin@iium.edu.my 2 Ms. Kulliyyah (Faculty) of Nursing, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia, aisnasuha@gmail.com 3 Dr., Faculty of Science of Technology, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Malaysia, nurulsima307@gmail.com *Corresponding Author: Nurasikin Mohamad Shariff Abstract Introduction: Anxiety is one of the rising mental health issues the university students during COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, nursing students as the future healthcare front-liners are expected to perform a good self-care in order to deliver quality care to patients. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to examine the level of self-care and its association with anxiety level among undergraduate nursing students. Methodology and methods: This cross-sectional study which employed convenience sampling, had recruited 201 undergraduate nursing students from one public university in the East Coast region in Malaysia. Data collection was undertaken during the pandemic Covid-19 between December 2020 to January 2021. The questionnaire consisted of 3 parts; Socio-demographic, Self-care assessment worksheet (SCAW) and Burns Anxiety Inventory. Descriptive statistic, correlational analysis and multiple linear regression were performed to answer the research aim. Result: The range of anxiety level among the nursing students were from no anxiety to severe anxiety or panic, with Year 1 nursing students (n=46, 22.9%) tend to have higher anxiety level as compared to their seniors (p<0.05). In this study, respondents who stated of having a fairly satisfied with nursing program (n=24, 11.9%) had higher level of anxiety (p<0.05). Respondents who engaged in higher level of physical care throughout the semester was accompanied with lower anxiety level (bb =-0.85, CI=-1.328, -0.372, p<0.05). Conclusion: Overall, this study concludes that self-care engagement in particular the physical care is important for the mental health and should be promoted among the young generation and community especially during COVID-19 pandemic. Keywords: anxiety, COVID-19, nursing students, self-care, undergraduate

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing > RT82 Nursing As A Profession
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Depositing User: Dr. nurasikin mohamad shariff
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2021 09:20
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2021 09:20
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/90907

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