Psychosocial Impact of Lockdown Due to Novel Corona Virus Covid 19 among Medical Undergraduate Students


  • Rupali Sarode
  • Shashank Gotarkar
  • Prakash Mohite
  • Sourya Acharya
  • Samarth Shukla



COVID 19, psychosocial impact, Coping, Medical students.


Background: The outbreak of Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) which started in the late 2019,
in Wuhan in Hubei province of China because of its high infectivity and fatality rate, has caused universal
psychosocial impact on people Mass fear of COVID-19, termed as “Coronaphobia”, has generated a plethora
of psychiatric manifestations across the different strata of the society. So, this study has been undertaken to
define psychosocial impact of COVID-19 on Medical graduants with an objective to assess the reasons for
breaking the lockdown and the level of psychosocial impact of lockdown on a Medical graduants during
the COVID-19 lockdown period. A cross sectional prospective study was done on 285 students of First to
final year MBBS Validated Psychosocial Impact Scale was used for data collection. The results showed
the intensity of negative impact of lockdown on the students studying in medical college. 18.60% students
showed normal response to the lockdown situation in this COVID 19 pandemic. 47.72% students showed
borderline negative impact of lockdown. 29.12 students had mild negative impact, 4.56 % students had
moderate negative impact and no student found to be in range of severe negative impact of lockdown.

Author Biographies

Rupali Sarode

Clinical Psychologist – Students Guidance Clinic

Shashank Gotarkar

Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine

Prakash Mohite

Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine

Sourya Acharya

Professor, Department of Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical
College, Sawangi (M) Wardha. 442004. Maharashtra

Samarth Shukla

Professor,Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru
Medical College, Wardha. 442004 Maharashtra



How to Cite

Rupali Sarode, Shashank Gotarkar, Prakash Mohite, Sourya Acharya, & Samarth Shukla. (2021). Psychosocial Impact of Lockdown Due to Novel Corona Virus Covid 19 among Medical Undergraduate Students. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 697-702.

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