Assessment of Anxiety during COVID-19 Pandemic among General Population of India

Authors

  • Anamika Gautam
  • Poonam Ahlawat
  • Shikha Sharma Thapa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14271

Keywords:

Anxiety, COVID-19, General population of India

Abstract

Introduction -The coronavirus COVID-19 illness makes a very unpredictable future the main psychological
effect is elevated rates of anxiety, because of pandemic and the lockdown.
Aim -The aimed of the study was to Assess the level of anxiety during COVID-19 among general population
in India.
Methodology -A Snowball sampling technique was used to collect the samples from different state and
union territory of India. Total 829 participants respond and enrolled themselves in the study. Participants in
the study belong to 27 states or union territories of India and majority of them are from Delhi.
Result-Most of the Participant in the study was female (54%), graduate (51%), age between 18-28 (60%)
and Hindu (89.3%). Half of the participant were having minimal anxiety (57.1%) nearly one fourth of
the participant were having Mild anxiety (28.5%) and least number of participants were having Moderate
anxiety (11.0%) and Severe anxiety (3.5%).There was no significant association of Anxiety scores with
Socio-demographic variable except place of stay, suffering from any health problem and During lockdown
period time spent in watching news related to corona (COVID-19) on mobile, laptop, television etc.
Conclusion-The study concluded the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Cause anxiety
among the people. Understanding the risk to yourself and people you care about can make an outbreak less
adverse effect on mental and physical health of the people

Author Biographies

Anamika Gautam

Nursing Tutor, Department of Mental health nursing,
Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary University,
Gurugram, Haryana, 122006

Poonam Ahlawat

Assistant Professor

Shikha Sharma Thapa

Assistant Professor, Department of Mental Health Nursing, Shree Guru
Gobind Singh Tricentenary University, Gurugram, Haryana, India

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Anamika Gautam, Poonam Ahlawat, & Shikha Sharma Thapa. (2021). Assessment of Anxiety during COVID-19 Pandemic among General Population of India. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 56-61. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14271