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A Longitudinal Descriptive Study to Understand Mental Health Issues among COVID-19 Patients Admitted in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Varanasi, India

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 11)

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Page : 1126-1128

Keywords : COVID-19; depression; anxiety; stress; India;

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The researcher conducted a longitudinal descriptive study to understand the levels of stress, anxiety and depression among COVID-19 patients admitted in Apex Super Speciality Hospital, Varanasi India using DASS-21 scale. The data collection was done from August 2020 to October 2020 among conscious patient with prior consents from eligible patients using consecutive sampling method. The DASS-21 tool was administered to the respondents along with basic demographic data. The major analysis was done by using SPSS (20.0 version). the result suggest that out of 96 samples 91.6 % (88) had no stress and 1.04 % (1) had extreme stress, 79.16 % (76) had no anxiety and 2.08 % (2) had extreme anxiety.90.62 % (87) had no depression and 1.04 % (1) had extremely severe depression. On associating the demographic variables there was significant association with between marital status and Stress, Anxiety and Depression and also significant association between Sex and Anxiety and Depression. The researchers after conducting the study feel that psychological support to the COVID-19 positive patients must not be an adjuvant therapy rather it should be in the main stream treatment while handling the patients The result also suggests that most of the married men were more prone for stress, depression and anxiety

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