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Emotional states and coping methods in nursing and non-nursing students responding to COVID-19: a cross-sectional study in China
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    Re: Emotional states and coping methods in nursing and non-nursing students responding to COVID-19: a cross-sectional study in China

    Dear Editor: This response is in relations to the article mentioned above, published on August 26th, 2021. This study is crucial in addressing the psychological effects of nursing students as it represented a major adjustment to their professional and educational experiences due to the pandemic. However, the study was done at a very early stage of the pandemic, thus as of right now, no current theory concerning the psychological well-being of nursing and non-nursing students cannot be supported by this research. Due to assessments performed in the clinical environment, compulsory clinical practice hours, and other heavy loads required of a BSN program, I believe that nursing students are more vulnerable to issues like depression and stress than other students who are not linked with the nursing field. I anticipate that reevaluating these students would result in higher levels of anxiety and depression. Otherwise from that the article was very engaging. However, environments and techniques must be put in place for both nursing and non-nursing students in order to reduce stress and foster resilience in the face of the demanding curriculum.

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    None declared.
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    Re: Emotional states and coping methods in nursing and non-nursing students responding to COVID-19: a cross-sectional study in China

    This reply is about the article that was published on August 26, 2021. I would first like to commend the authors for conducting such crucial research. Covid 19 was a worldwide phenomenon that almost every country is still feeling the effect of. It is still unclear the impact it had on the world but with research, great things can be accomplished to combat any negative impacts that are still lingering by the cause of the pandemic.
    The study focuses on the emotional state and coping mechanism used by students in China during the outbreak of Covid-19. Although there was an emphasis on nursing students during this study, I believe that all students despite the career that they are pursuing would suffer from the effects of Covid 19. It should also be noted that the survey was conducted during the early onset of Covid 19 thus the findings of this survey might need to be evaluated further to gather precise information.
    The findings revealing that all the students suffered some mental impact from the Covid-19 virus indicate that more emphasis needs to be placed on the well-being of students once assignments are due. Covid-19 was not the only factor that contributed to the emotional state of the students. Therefore, taking the necessary precautions can limit the physiological damage faced by students.

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    None declared.
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    Dear Editor,

    With respect to the article "Emotional states and coping methods in nursing and non-nursing students responding to COVID-19", I found the study to be very engaging and informative. As a nursing student affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, this article is essential in addressing the psychological effects of nursing students as it was a drastic alteration to their professional and educational experiences. Anxiety and depression can affect university and college students tremendously, however, statistical data obtained in this research gave slight variations which piqued my curiosity.
    The questionnaire was conducted with student permission at the rise of the pandemic, whereas I partially recognize this information as viable to any current hypothesis about psychological health of these students. Many variables may have changed the overall thought process of these students including stipulations to public access and implementation of several new restrictions. I believe that if students were reassessed, there would be a numerical difference, or increase, in anxiety and depression levels due to countries readjusting to such measures.
    Overall, I enjoyed the article and I am more openminded to those university students that are non-nursing majors, as they also had were affected by such change. I also concur that the mental health of each of the students should be improved by the staff directly involved.

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    None declared.