A study of psychological effect of COVID 19 during the pandemic
Author(s): Dr. Guruprasad KG
Abstract:Background: The Covid 19 outbreak was associated with tremendous public anxiety in the affected countries, and it resulted in thousands of mortality cases, fear, anxiety, and psychosocial stress among the population, in addition to economic losses. Consequently, it is crucial to understand the extent of impact for such pandemics on mental health and other aspects of life.
Aims and Objectives: To study the psychological effect of covid 19 during the pandemic.
Materials and Methods: This study was done in Index Medical College, hospital and Research Centre, Index City, Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The study was done in two phases. The study was done from Feb 2021 to April 2021. A set of validated questionnaire was given to the students, teachers and patients. Local population was also involved and the questionnaire was circulated online.
Results: Majority of them had increased work pressure. And their IES-R scores related to it.
Conclusion: This study was successful to find the psychological effect of covid 19 in our population during the pandemic.