Assessment of Psychosocial Health during COVID-19 Pandemic among Indian Adults
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.
Keywords: COVID-19, Psychosocial health, Pandemic.
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