Anxiety Level in Covid-19 Survivors

Authors

  • Himashree Das
  • Rejeena Maco
  • G. Balamurugan
  • Kusum Gurung

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpn.v9i1.18829

Keywords:

COVID-19 survivors, Level of anxiety

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

  • Himashree Das

    PG Student (Mental Health Nursing), Ramaiah Institute of Nursing Education & Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka

  • Rejeena Maco

    PG Student (Mental Health Nursing), Ramaiah Institute of Nursing Education & Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka

  • G. Balamurugan

    Associate Professor, Ramaiah Institute of Nursing Education & Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka

  • Kusum Gurung

    Lecturer, Ramaiah Institute of Nursing Education & Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka

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Published

2022-12-15

How to Cite

Anxiety Level in Covid-19 Survivors. (2022). International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing , 9(1), 21-23. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpn.v9i1.18829