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| Published: May 25, 2020

Evaluating attitude, understanding, and perception towards lockdown, boredom, and subjective happiness in nursing students related to COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in India: A cross-sectional study

Dron Kinnarbhai Bhandutia

Junior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Sri Siddhartha medical College and Hospital, Tumakuru, Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Swarna Buddha Nayok

Junior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Sri Siddhartha medical College and Hospital, Tumakuru, Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Sathyanarayana M.T.

Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Sri Siddhartha medical College and Hospital, Tumakuru, Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dhanashree Akshatha H.S.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Sri Siddhartha medical College and Hospital, Tumakuru, Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.241/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.241

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Introduction: In the light of the recent covid-19 lockdowns in India, it is quintessential to evaluate attitudes and problems faced by the nursing students. This further, helps in improving the current and future response of the paramedics to dire outbreaks. Aim: To evaluate the attitude, understanding, and perception towards lockdown imposed due to COVID-19 pandemic. Also, to measure the levels of boredom and subjective happiness in nursing students during this period. Settings and design: A cross-sectional study was conducted and one eighty-seven nursing students, under lockdown, were evaluated. Materials: Semi-structured proforma for socio-demographic details and attitudes towards COVID 19 lockdown, Boredom Proneness Scale- Short Form (BPS-SR) and The Subjective Happiness Scale (SHS) were applied. Statistical analysis: Descriptive analysis for socio demographic details and Pearson’s correlations for categorical variables and Spearman’s correlations for ordinal variables were used. Results: The mean age of the sample (N=187) was 19.85 years (Standard Deviation=1.391)). Most found lockdown justified (87.15%) and beneficial (94.64%) to prevent infection spread and protect the public, mainly for moral obligations towards the society (63.1%). The mean BPS-SR score was 15.62 (SD=3.32) and that of SHS score was 3.84 (SD=.979). Only 8% showed higher boredom levels and 69.5% showed higher levels of subjective happiness. Most (47.05%) felt that a combination of familial, financial, and social loss would occur. Conclusion: Positive attitude, adequate understanding, and appropriate perspective regarding COVID 19 lockdown, seems to bring about relatively higher levels of subjective happiness and lower levels of boredom among nursing students are found in this study.

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Sathyanarayana M.T. @ landmark.bhandutia@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.241/20200802

10.25215/0802.241

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