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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14-19

A study of assessment of depression, anxiety, and stress among coronavirus disease 2019 patients at tertiary hospital


Department of Psychiatry, Mamata Medical College, Khammam, Telangana, India

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Prashanth Challuri
Department of Psychiatry, Mamata General Hospital, Giriprasad Nagar, Khammam - 507 002, Telangana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/tjp.tjp_8_21

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Introduction: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is not only causing physical illness but has also been causing psychological impact on human beings. Most people are aware of physical complications the disease causes, but now, they are learning psychological impact of the disease. Aim: To estimate the level of depression, anxiety, and stress in general and with reference to age and sex among COVID-19 patients admitted at Mamata General Hospital, Khammam. Materials and Methods: This study is a cross-sectional study with sample of 100 participants who were admitted at Mamata General Hospital, Khammam, Telangana. The samples were drawn by using convenience sampling method. DASS-21 was the tool used in this study. Study Design: It is a cross-sectional study with a sample of 100 participants who were admitted at Mamata General Hospital, Khammam, Telangana. The samples were drawn by using convenience sampling method. Depression, anxiety, stress scale-21 was the tool used in this study. Results: From a total of 100 patients, about 64% of the patients had varying degree of depression, 70% of the patients had anxiety, and 40% of the patients had various levels of stress. Furthermore, females in this survey were found to have higher level of depression, anxiety, and stress scores as compared to males. Conclusion: Female patients require adequate psychiatric intervention in this COVID-19 pandemic to mitigate its psychological impact.


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