INTERNET USAGE DURING COVID-19 AMONG MEDICAL AND DENTAL STUDENTS, PESHAWAR
The purpose of this study was to assess the usage of the internet among medical and dental students at Gandhara University during COVID-19. It was a cross-sectional study, carried out from December 2020- February 2021. The sample size was 430 students from Sardar Begum Dental College and Kabir Medical College. 2nd, 3rd and final-year students were selected. The questionnaire was designed with closed-ended questions regarding internet usage. An ethical report was obtained from Gandhara University. Data was collected and analysed through SPSS version 26.0. A total of 430 students, 247 Medical and 183 dental students participated in this study. During COVID-19 searching the internet for fun on an hourly basis, searching the internet for health information and the use of the internet on an hourly basis were significant according to our study. During COVID-19 the use of the internet has increased drastically. It was concluded that the use of the internet was in access in all the respected areas.
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