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Authors Name: Mohammed Mustafa G , Varshini Hegde , Akshay Hingne , Binu Raj , Ravinandan A P, Suresh V Kulkarni
Unique Id: IJSDR2212157
Published In: Volume 7 Issue 12, December-2022
Abstract: BACKGROUND: COVID-19 lockdown's self-isolation and limits on physical movement disrupted daily routines and impeded the capacity to meet normal duties affecting individuals’ physical and emotional health. OBJECTIVE: The study aims to study the psychological changes of covid-19 on adults. METHODS: The prospective observational study (N = 220) was conducted for a period of six months among the COVD-19 recovered adults. Patient demographic and clinical data were recorded from the medical records. Psychological symptoms of the patients were collected via telephonic communication utilizing Google forms. Perceived Stress Questionnaire (PSQ) encompassed of 20 items with responses recorded on a 4-point Likert scale was used to measure worry and pressure among patients. Data collected were analysed and interpreted using descriptive statistics. RESULTS: Most of the patients (122) aged 18-35 years experienced fear (149) and anxiety (98). Cough (184) and fever (180) were the common symptoms at the time of admission. COVID-19 infection affected badly in most of the patients in all age groups: 22 patients in 18 – 35 years, 48 patients in 36 – 58 years, and 24 patients in the 59 – 65 years age groups, respectively Most patients who experienced fear (79), anxiety (54), depression (15), suicidal thoughts (5), and loneliness (15) were in the age group of 36 – 58 years. Perceived Stress Questionnaire responses showed 36 patients were usually worried, 58 were often worried, 44 were worried sometimes, and 41 were almost worried following the recovery. With respect to the pressure experienced, 39 patients usually felt pressure, 40 often felt pressure, 52 sometimes felt pressure, and 50 almost felt pressure following COVID-19 recovery. CONCLUSION: The study helps in understanding the mental health of recovered COVID-19 individuals. The study also provided a view on psychological symptoms such as fear, anxiety, pressure, depression, suicidal thoughts, and loneliness in individuals a few months after recovery from COVID-19.
Keywords: COVID-19, psychological changes in adults, anxiety, depression, loneliness, fear, pressure, suicidal thoughts.
Cite Article: "AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY ON PSYCHOLOGICAL CHANGES IN ADULTS DUE TO COVID -19", International Journal of Science & Engineering Development Research (www.ijsdr.org), ISSN:2455-2631, Vol.7, Issue 12, page no.996 - 1005, December-2022, Available :http://www.ijsdr.org/papers/IJSDR2212157.pdf
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Published In: Volume 7 Issue 12, December-2022
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