Nawaid Hussain Khan1*, Chaitenya Verma2*, Kenan Gumustekin1, Haider Ali1, Mirza Masroor Ali Beg1, Kudaibergen Osmonaliev1, Faisal Amin1 and Ahmet Sanic1
1Faculty of Medicine, Ala-Too International University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
2Department of Pathology, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, USA
*Corresponding Author: Nawaid Hussain Khan, Faculty of Medicine, Ala-Too International University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and Chaitenya Verma, Department of Pathology, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, USA.
Received: November 15, 2021; Published: January 13, 2022
Introduction: COVID-19 pandemic creates a tremendous impact on the medical education system because of preventive measures such as lockdown, quarantine, social distancing, proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and shutdown transportation and financial activities somehow help in the reduction of new cases of the Covid-19.
Methods: In this study, we focus to understand the online learning-based problems of undergraduate medical students in Kyrgyzstan. An online survey was conducted among medical students, and measures were evaluated proportionally in a simplified Yes/No and like wrt scaling method. The questioner was prepared to understand students learning status and attitudes towards online classes. We are also evaluated the potential and inexperienced problems related to the online classes’ method during this pandemic.
Results: Present study revealed that there is need to improvise the current online study methods and enhance the learning experience. It was observed that 73.7% of students were unsatisfied with online learning, 73.7% students presented headache and 66.7% students had neck/shoulder pain related health issues were more prominent among students. Students had eye related problems like eyestrain (38.6%), dry eyes (22.8%), eye irritation (40.9%) redness in eye (28.7%), teary eyes (28.7%), blurred vision (29.2%), and double vision (14%).
Conclusion: Prolonged use of electronic devices may develop computer vision syndrome (CVS) among students such as headache, neck and shoulder pain, eye related problems like dry eyes, eye irritation, eye redness, teary eyes, blurred vision, and double vision.
Keyword: COVID-19; Medical Students; Online Education; Computer Vision Syndrome
Citation: Nawaid Hussain Khan, Chaitenya Verma., et al. “The Assessment and Impact of Online Classes Among Undergraduate Medical Student's During COVID-19 Pandemic of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan - An Online Survey”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 6.2 (2022): 86-91.
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