Published on October 2020 | Mental health

SURVEY-BASED STUDY ON ANXIETY DISORDER AMONG INDIANS DUE TO THE COVID-19 GLOBAL PANDEMIC.
Authors: Ravi Kumar, Supriya Kumari, Divyam Sharma, Puja Bharti, Km. Bhawna
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Journal Name: SSRN
Volume: 20 Issue: 4 Page No: 206-218
Indexing: Google Scholar
Abstract:

INTRODUCTION: - The first case of coronavirus in India appeared on 30th January 2020 in Kerala. After the outbreak of coronavirus in India, the Indian government announced a One-day' Janta curfew' on 21st March and a 21-day nationwide lockdown on 23rd March. The lockdown changed people's living conditions and filled them with anxiety and fear. This study aims to find the level of anxiety of the peoples. METHODOLOGY: - A personalized questionnaire was designed in the Google forms and distributed among the participants. The questionnaire contains four-part in which a constant letter, socio-demographic details, PHQ-9, GAD-7, and CAS, respectively. 758 valid responses were recorded. Data analysis was done in SPSS software. RESULTS:- A total of 758 participants has participated in this online survey. Out of the total valid response, 486 (67.1%) were founded mild to moderate anxiety levels, and males found a higher anxiety level than females. Out of these, 50.3% felt breathing difficulty, and 62.9% o felt difficulty concentrating and losing interest in doing work, and 66.8 % felt the change in sleeping patterns. CONCLUSION: - In India, it's the phase of unlock-4 where everything is getting normal, and the case is increasing rapidly day by day. In this study, we found that the anxiety level of those people who watch lots of news and think about the coronavirus is higher than the others. The main reason for people's anxiety is getting infected by a coronavirus, and Worry about Future

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