A Cross-Sectional Study on Perspective of People towards the Covid-19 Induced Nationwide Lockdown in the State of Himachal Pradesh, India

Authors

  • Farah Niazi
  • Aanchal Anant Awasthi
  • Rajiv Janardhanan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i2.14104

Keywords:

COVID-19, Lockdown, Himachal Pradesh, Mental health issues, Physical health issues.

Abstract

Background: Almost one-third to half of the global population is now under some form of COVID-19
induced lockdown. The objective of this study was to assess the perspective of people in the state of Himachal
Pradesh, India towards the COVID-19 induced nation-wide lockdown.
Methodology: This cross-sectional study was conducted among 159 residents of the state of Himachal
Pradesh using snowball technique. The questionnaire was prepared through Google Forms and contained 21
perspective based questions.
Results: Majority of the participants (96.2%) were found to be fully aware and satisfied (66.7%) with the
implication of the nation-wide lockdown. It was also revealed that only few of the participants were working
from home or taking online classes (18%). The percentage of participants facing mental and physical health
issues were 55.3% and 49.7% respectively.
Conclusion: The overall findings of the study revealed that even though most of the participants were fully
aware and were satisfied with the implication of the nation-wide lockdown, there were some problems being
faced by them. However, most of the participants agreed with the necessity of nationwide lockdown for the
control of COVID-19.

Author Biographies

Farah Niazi

Analytical Bio-Surveillance & Infectious Disease Epidemiology Laboratory, Amity Institute of Public Health,
Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India

Aanchal Anant Awasthi

Health Data Analytics & Visualization Environment Laboratory,
Amity Institute of Public Health, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India

Rajiv Janardhanan

Laboratory of Disease Dynamics
& Molecular Epidemiology, Amity Institute of Public Health, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India

Published

2021-03-01

How to Cite

Farah Niazi, Aanchal Anant Awasthi, & Rajiv Janardhanan. (2021). A Cross-Sectional Study on Perspective of People towards the Covid-19 Induced Nationwide Lockdown in the State of Himachal Pradesh, India. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 12(2), 113-121. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i2.14104