To Assess Anxiety and Phobia in Female College Going Students for Resuming College after Covid-19 Confinement: A Pilot Study

To Assess Anxiety and Phobia in Female College Going Students for Resuming College after Covid-19 Confinement: A Pilot Study

Authors

  • Firdous Mohammad Ikram
  • Shubha Arora

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v16i4.18698

Keywords:

Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale, fear/avoidance, anxiety/phobia, confinement

Abstract

The pandemic is causing people to feel anxious, distressed, or worried due to fear of contracting the virus, isolation
and quarantine measures, and fear of a long-term impact of the global disruption.
Aim/Objective: The aim of this study is asses fear/anxiety and avoidance in female hostel students for resuming
college after COVID-19 confinement.
Methods: The study included 30 college going female hostel students between ages 20-25 years. Participants was
assessed for level of anxiety and phobia on 24 items Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale. Analysis of data was done
using independent sample test.
Results: Mean and standard deviation for fear/anxiety, avoidance and total scores were (31.9 ± 6.38), (32.3 ± 7.86)
and (64.2 ± 10.35) respectively. Fear/Anxiety and Total Scores reflects P Value ≤ 0.05 which is highly significant.
Conclusions: It was found Total of 30 subjects were taken out of which 70% were moderate, 13% were marked
and 17% were severe anxiety/phobia. After 2.5 years of confinement, data revealed that maximum level were
falling in moderate social anxiety followed by marked, whereas severe social anxiety were the least scorers. So
it is aforesaid that above levels are falling in clinically significant ranges. Being Occupational Therapist, they all
require treatment approach in form of counselling, creating and joining the group dynamics physically. Relaxation
technology, deep breathing exercise, visual imagery can be helpful in the above.

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Author Biographies

Firdous Mohammad Ikram

Pursuing MOT Paediatrics, Department of Occupational Therapy, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi

Shubha Arora

Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi. Formerly:
Head of Department of Occupational Therapy; DIRD, GGSIP University, Delhi.

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Published

2022-10-19

How to Cite

Firdous Mohammad Ikram, & Shubha Arora. (2022). To Assess Anxiety and Phobia in Female College Going Students for Resuming College after Covid-19 Confinement: A Pilot Study. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy Print- (ISSN 0973-5666) and Electronic –(ISSN 0973-5674), 16(4), 14–18. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v16i4.18698
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