Covid-19 Pandemic Affects Stress Levels, Lifestyle, Obesity And Menstrual Regularity In Female Students During Study From Home

  • Dintya Ivantarina STIKES Karya Husada, Kediri, East Java, Indonesia
  • Fitri Yuniarti STIKES Karya Husada, Kediri, East Java, Indonesia
Keywords: COVID-19 Pandemic; Stress, Lifestyle; Obesity; Menstrual Regularity; Study from Home

Abstract

The Indonesian government has socialized social distancing policies, physical distancing and "large-scale social restrictions" in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy's implementation shifts all activities to the home affecting stress, lifestyle, obesity and menstrual regularity. The goal of this study was to look at how the COVID-19 pandemic affected stress, lifestyle, obesity and menstrual regularity in female students who were studying from home. This study was carried out at STIKES Karya Husada Kediri in July-August 2020. Cross sectional observational research of an analytical nature. This study's sample consisted of 243 female students from STIKES Karya Husada Kediri who met the inclusion and exclusion criteria using stratified proportional random sampling. The questionnaires used in this study were analyzed using the Wilcoxon Ranks Test and the McNemar Test. The findings of this study revealed that during the COVID-19 pandemic, female students' stress levels (p=0.000) and lifestyle (p=0.000) increased, while obesity (p=0.023) and menstrual regularity (p=0.021) decreased. Therefore, the results of this study can be considered to create a student mental and reproductive health service program at Karya Husada Health Center (KHHC) and improve counseling guidance services in helping to overcome academic problems to minimize the impact experienced by female students due to the COVID-19 pandemic which can lead to reproductive health problems in the future.

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Published
2022-11-06
How to Cite
Ivantarina, D., & Yuniarti, F. (2022). Covid-19 Pandemic Affects Stress Levels, Lifestyle, Obesity And Menstrual Regularity In Female Students During Study From Home. Proceeding International Conference on Innovation in Science, Education, Health and Technology, 1(1), 162-177. Retrieved from https://pedirresearchinstitute.or.id/index.php/iciseht/article/view/197