Anxiety Level in Covid-19 Survivors
Keywords:COVID-19 survivors, Level of anxiety
Background: The person survived after covid-19 is experiencing a variety of post covid physical and mental health
complications. Anxiety is one such mental health complication experienced by most of the covid-19 survivors. As less
studies are conducted in India regarding anxiety level of covid-19 survivors, the researcher felt the need to conduct such
studies. This study aimed to assess the level of anxiety experienced by the covid-19 survivors in Bangalore. Materials
and Methods: The study used a non-experimental descriptive research design among 35 Covid-19 survivors residing at
Bangalore, Karnataka recruited through network sampling. Data was collected by using Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Scale (GAD-7). Results: The anxiety scores range from 0 to 20 with the mean and standard deviation of 6.54+5.209.
Overall 43% had minimal anxiety, the moderate and severe anxiety were 14.7% and 8.8% respectively. None of the socio
demographic variables were significantly associated with the level of anxiety. There is a negligible negative correlation
exists between age and anxiety, but it was not statistically significant. Conclusions: Anxiety symptoms are prevalent
among covid-19 survivors. Therefore initiatives should be taken to overcome before it gets worsen by paying attention to
various coping mechanism and utilization of support system.