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Effect of cognitive behavioral therapy program on mental health status among medical student in Palestine during COVID pandemic

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound psychological influence on everyone in society, and the impact it had on students, particularly medical students, cannot be underestimated.
Aim: The main purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy on mental health problems among medical students.
Method: A randomized controlled study was conducted among medical students at An-Najah National University. Data were collected using an online questionnaire and the Arabic version of the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12). 66 students were recruited and assigned randomly to control and intervention groups.
Result: The CBT program showed a significant
improvement in the outcome measures.
Conclusion: These findings propose that adequate attention must be paid to the mental health of medical students and that CBT programs can be used for the management of mental health problems among medical students

Presentation Type
Paper/Oral Presentation
Language of Presentation
English (Could be Arabic if preferred to be)
About Speaker

Ahmad Adel Hanani

Ahmad Hanani, Ph.D. in psychological counseling working at the Department of Public Health and teaching behavioral medicine and clinical psychology courses at the faculty of medicine and health sciences at An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine An-Najah National University Nablus, West Bank, Palestine Full list of author
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