A Comparative Study of Mental Health Impact among the Patients of COVID-19 during First and Second Waves of Pandemic
Keywords: Anxiety score,COVID-19 first wave,COVID-19 second wave,Depression score, Stress score
AbstractAims 8 Objectives: To find out the prevalence of mental health impact including depression, stress and anxiety in COVID patients during first and 2nd waves of COVID pandemic. Methodology: 50 patients in first wave and other 50 patients in second wave COVID19 positive patients who were admitted in COVID ward enrolled in the study. The first part consisted of basic socio-demographic details of the participants including name, age and sex along with DASS-21 questionnaire for depression, anxiety and stress in accordance with the approved ethical standards. Both parts also comprise questions regarding basic socio demographic details of participants. Results: The mean age of second wave covid-19 patients was significantly lower (p lt). No significant variation in sex was found. In the first wave, 66.0% patients were having comorbidity while 22.0% patients of the second wave were suffering depression was found in the second wave of pandemic than the first wave (p lt. from comorbidities. At the second wave of COVID-19, the stress score was significantly Conclusion: Young patients of COVID-19 during the second wave of pandemic not only had higher prevalence of anxiety, depression and stress disorder, but also had statistically higher scores on DASS-21 scale when compared to patients of COVID-19 during the First wave .
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