Assessment of psychosocial health during COVID-19 Pandemic among Indian adults

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2020-12-31

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2020.v32i04.017

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COVID-19, Psychosocial Health, Pandemic

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Background: Lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic has an effect on all the dimensions of health. Previous epidemics and pandemics had made a catastrophic impact on mental wellbeing of general public. Methods: A cross sectional online study was carried out in the month of May. Data collection was done using Google form which contained semi-structured questionnaire. Results: Total 450 individuals participated in the study. About one-fourth of the participants felt depressed (28.9%) listening to the constant news updates about corona virus. Almost half of participants (50.7%) had altered eating habits. Nearly one-third of the participants had difficulty (35.1%) in falling asleep. Conclusion: This study reports that there is a negative impact on psychosocial health of general public who were confined to their homes due to COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

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Juneja K, Pawaiya AS, Purwar N, Shree T, Nagesh S, Singh NP. Assessment of psychosocial health during COVID-19 Pandemic among Indian adults. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2020 Dec. 31 [cited 2022 Oct. 4];32(4):713-6. Available from: https://iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/1872

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Amit Singh Pawaiya, Sharda University, Gautam Buddh Nagar

Amit Singh Pawaiya, Associate Professor, School of Medical Sciences and Research, SMSR

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