Impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of medical students

A meta-analysis


  • Javier Santabárbara Serrano Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Juan Bueno Notivol Servicio de Psiquiatría, Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet, Zaragoza



Medical students, Anxiety, Meta-analysis, COVID-19, GAD-7


The aim of this work was to estimate the overall proportion of anxiety in medical students during the COVID-19 pandemic. A systematic search of articles published up to January 6, 2021 in Medline reporting prevalence of anxiety (according to GAD-7)in medical students during the COVID-19 pandemic was performed. Ten studieswere included in the meta-analysis, yielding an estimated overall prevalence ofanxiety in medical students of 42. This finding suggests the need to assess anxioussymptomatology among medical students during the COVID-19 pandemic andestablish appropriate psychological support programs.


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How to Cite

Santabárbara Serrano, J. ., & Bueno Notivol, J. . (2022). Impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of medical students: A meta-analysis. HUMAN REVIEW. International Humanities Review / Revista Internacional De Humanidades, 15(3), 1–11.