School of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
To investigate and analyze the mental health status of international students under the background of the normalization of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, and to provide reference for the formulation of psychological intervention measures, from September 1 to September 15, 2022, 149 overseas students aged 18 to 40 in Hebei Province were selected by questionnaire star method, and their mental health status was evaluated by filling in general information online and PQEEPH scale. Scores for fear, depression, neurasthenia, compulsive anxiety, and hypochondria were analyzed. Measurement data are expressed as mean ± standard deviation (x±s). The scores from high to low were fear (2.06±0.99), depression (1.97±1.06), neurasthenia (1.90±0.93), compulsive anxiety (1.53±0.67) and hypochondria (1.20±0.21). With the extension of study time in China, the scores of international students' psychological indicators show an increasing trend. There was no significant correlation between online and offline teaching methods and index scores (P> 0.05.05). The score of humanities and social sciences was the highest, and the score of art was the lowest (P<0.05). All the indexes of female subjects were higher than those of male subjects (P<0.05)5. In the context of the normalization of the epidemic, psychological problems are common among international students. We should pay attention to the mental health education of college students, especially the psychological status of female students majoring in humanities and social sciences, and find out the problems in time and intervene.
Normalization of the epidemic; International students; Psychology
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