Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 2

The Assessment and Impact of Online Classes Among Undergraduate Medical Student's During COVID-19 Pandemic of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan - An Online Survey

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


  1. Du Toit A. “Outbreak of a novel coronavirus”. Nature Reviews Microbiology 3 (2020): 123.
  2. WHO announces COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic.
  3. WHO Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard.
  4. Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic.
  5. Anderson RM., et al. “How will country-based mitigation measures influence the course of the COVID-19 epidemic”. Lancet10228 (2020): 931-934.
  6. Lau H., et al. “The positive impact of lockdown in Wuhan on containing the COVID-19 outbreak in China”. Journal of Travel Medicine 3 (2020): taaa037.
  7. Lao T and C Gonzales. "Understanding Online Learning Through a Qualitative Description of Professor and Students' Experiences”. The Journal of Technology and Teacher Education 13 (2005): 459-474.
  8. Rose S. “Medical Student Education in the Time of COVID-19”. JAMA21 (2020): 2131-2132.
  9. Ferrel MN and Ryan JJ. “The Impact of COVID-19 on Medical Education”. Cureus3 (2020): e7492.
  10. Mukhopadhyay S., et al. “Leveraging Technology for Remote Learning in the Era of COVID-19 and Social Distancing”. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 9 (2020): 1027-1036.
  11. Papapanou M. “Medical education challenges and innovations during COVID-19 pandemic”. Postgraduate Medical Journal (2021): 140032.
  12. Loh K and Redd S. “Understanding and preventing computer vision syndrome”. Malaysian Family Physician 3 (2008): 128-130.
  13. American Optometric Association. Computer vision syndrome: protecting your eyes at work.
  14. Logaraj M., et al. “Computer vision syndrome and associated factors among medical and engineering students in Chennai”. The Annals of Medical and Health Science Research 2 (2014): 179-185.
  15. Seguí Mdel M., et al. “A reliable and valid questionnaire was developed to measure computer vision syndrome at the workplace”. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology6 (2015): 662-673.
  16. Blehm C., et al. “Computer vision syndrome: a review”. Survey of Ophthalmology 3 (2005): 253-262.
  17. Johnson, Nicole., et al. "US Faculty and Administrators' Experiences and Approaches in the Early Weeks of the COVID-19 Pandemic”. Online Learning2 (2020): 6-21.
  18. Cohen Alison K., et al. "A Descriptive study of COVID-19–related experiences and perspectives of a national sample of college students in spring 2020”. Journal of Adolescent Health3 (2020): 369-375.


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.


Copyright: © 2022 Nawaid Hussain Khan, Chaitenya Verma., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Acceptance rate30%
Acceptance to publication20-30 days
Impact Factor1.403

Indexed In

News and Events

  • Certification for Review
    Acta Scientific certifies the Editors/reviewers for their review done towards the assigned articles of the respective journals.
  • Submission Timeline for Upcoming Issue
    The last date for submission of articles for regular Issues is July 30, 2024.
  • Publication Certificate
    Authors will be issued a "Publication Certificate" as a mark of appreciation for publishing their work.
  • Best Article of the Issue
    The Editors will elect one Best Article after each issue release. The authors of this article will be provided with a certificate of "Best Article of the Issue"
  • Welcoming Article Submission
    Acta Scientific delightfully welcomes active researchers for submission of articles towards the upcoming issue of respective journals.

Contact US