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Anxiety Trait and Psychosomatic Profile of Nursing Students Regarding the Risk of Depression in Times of COVID-19 Pandemic

Objectives: To evaluate the anxiety trait of nursing students and relate to the psychosomatic profile; To analyze anxiety trait, psychosomatic profile and relate to the risk of depression; Correlate anxiety trait, and psychosomatic profile of graduate students with sociodemographic and economic characteristics. Method: Correlational, quantitative, cross-sectional study, with the response variables the anxiety trait and the psychosomatic signs and symptoms of the students, and as predictors variables, the sociodemographic and economic characteristics of the students. Descriptive analysis (mean, standard deviation and median) and comparative analysis were performed using statistical tests. Results: The study sample consisted of 127 participants with a mean age of 25.9 years (standard deviation of 8.6); most were female 120 (94.5%) and lived in São Paulo 90 (70.9%). The mean Stai score was 51.29 (standard deviation of 11.27), with minimum and maximum values of 21 and 75, respectively. The mean Beck score was 14.26 (standard deviation of 9.03), the minimum and maximum values were 0 to 44. The median value was 12 [1st quartile: 8; 3rd quartile: 18]. The associations between the Stai and Beck scores revealed an increasing linear behavior, that is, as the Stai score increases, the Beck score increases. There is an association between age and Stai score: the highest means were observed in the youngest stratum of the sample. Scores were also significantly higher in females for the Beck score - the score was almost twice the male score. The highest scores were anxiety for those who performed some kind of work. Conclusion: There are significant correlations of the Stai anxiety trait and psychosomatic profile of the students with Beck anxiety inventory. There was a significant association between age, online learning, COVID-19 pandemic and current work for the Stai score. There is a significant association for the Beck score among females, which increases the risk of depression. There was a significant association between the Stai and Beck scores: as the Stai score increases, the Beck score increases. A positive and strong correlation was found between the Stai and Beck scores, in which the higher the Stai anxiety trait, the greater the risk of Beck depression.

Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Students

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Lucas Reges Coton, Adriana Pereira da Silva Grilo, Rosana Dos Santos Martins, Harriet Bárbara Maruxo, Marcos Antonio da Eira Frias, et al. (2023). Anxiety Trait and Psychosomatic Profile of Nursing Students Regarding the Risk of Depression in Times of COVID-19 Pandemic. American Journal of Education and Information Technology, 7(2), 95-103. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ajeit.20230702.16

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Lucas Reges Coton; Adriana Pereira da Silva Grilo; Rosana Dos Santos Martins; Harriet Bárbara Maruxo; Marcos Antonio da Eira Frias, et al. Anxiety Trait and Psychosomatic Profile of Nursing Students Regarding the Risk of Depression in Times of COVID-19 Pandemic. Am. J. Educ. Inf. Technol. 2023, 7(2), 95-103. doi: 10.11648/j.ajeit.20230702.16

AMA Style

Lucas Reges Coton, Adriana Pereira da Silva Grilo, Rosana Dos Santos Martins, Harriet Bárbara Maruxo, Marcos Antonio da Eira Frias, et al. Anxiety Trait and Psychosomatic Profile of Nursing Students Regarding the Risk of Depression in Times of COVID-19 Pandemic. Am J Educ Inf Technol. 2023;7(2):95-103. doi: 10.11648/j.ajeit.20230702.16

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