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1 . 2022



Self-isolation, introduced as a forced preventive measure in response to the high threat of the spread of the SARS-CoV‑2 virus, leads to a change in the usual stereotypes of lifestyle and behavior.

Material and methods. An anonymous sociological survey of students of the Omsk State Medical University (n=278) was conducted according to the author’s questionnaire using GoogleForm.

Results. The transformation of stereotypes of behavior of young people under the influence of distance learning and forced self-isolation has been studied. The change in the habitual lifestyle of students was manifested in the following: compliance with anti-epidemic measures, a significant decrease in motor activity, communication intensity, an increase in the time spent on the Internet, a change in the degree of involvement in the educational process, leisure activities.

Discussion. The transformation of the lifestyle of students during the COVID‑19 pandemic is accompanied, among other things, by negative changes in their physical and psychological state, the level of educational and professional motivation, which poses an important task for higher education, along with solving the problems of the curriculum, to create favorable conditions for the educational process in an unfavorable epidemiological situation.

Conclusion. Further continuation of the study of the lifestyle of students in the extreme conditions of the COVID‑19 pandemic will allow us to determine the directions for optimizing the educational process in the direction of increasing motivation for educational and professional activities, strengthening psychological stability. Along with this, an important point is the support of young people who find themselves in a difficult life situation and need outside help.

Keywords:lifestyle; COVID 19 pandemic; student youth; behavior in extreme conditions

Funding. The study had no sponsor support.

Conflict of interest. The authors declare no conflict of interest.

For citation: Denisova O.A., Denisov A.P., Drobyshev V.V. Transformation of the lifestyle of students in the COVID‑19 pandemic. Meditsinskoe obrazovanie i professional’noe razvitie [Medical Education and Professional Development]. 2021; 12 (4): 111–20. DOI: (in Russian)


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Balkizov Zalim Zamirovich
Professor of the Department of Professional Education and Educational Technologies, Associate Professor of the Department of Hospital Surgery of the N.I. Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, member of the Coordinating Council for Personnel Policy of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Adviser to the President of the National Medical Chamber, Executive Secretary of the Commission for Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education Events in the National Medical Chamber, Secretary General of the Russian Society of Medical Specialists General Representative of the Association for Medical Education in Europe, General Director of GEOTAR-Med
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