ASSESSMENT OF INSOMNIA AND PSYCHO-SOCIAL HEALTH STATUS OF INDIAN CITIZENS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC LOCKDOWN PERIODJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.8, No. 7)
Publication Date: 2020-07-14
Authors : Arya Bisen; Jayashree S. Gothankar;
Page : 1120-1131
Keywords : COVID 19 Pandemic Mental Health Psychology Psycho-Social Health India Insomnia Lockdown;
The Pandemic lockdown period in India had created changes in various health aspects of the general population. One of the common anticipated responses is Insomnia. A National level online survey using a non-probability snowball sampling technique was conducted and 1007 responses were received from people within the range of 18 to 70 years. This cross-sectional study attempted to assess the Psycho-social health status of the general population of India during the Pandemic Lockdown period and provides an overview of evidence regarding relevant information like availability status of essential requirements, distress levels when facing the shortage of those preventive medications that were being taken by participants, degree of worry on appearance of minor symptoms, changes in perception towards people belonging to other countries It also reports the fraction of participants who faced ostracism due to being infected or having minor symptoms or due to profession. Insomnia prevalence during the period was assessed by using ISI scores of participants. The questionnaire also included open-ended questions to record the Major challenges faced by people during lockdown( like Psychological, Behavioural, Physical, Social and Economic), their perception about safety measures that can protect them, and aspects of the current Pandemic management system that they believe must be improved.
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