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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1646-1649

Survey of stress in COVID patient post treatment: A qualitative research

1 MBBS Interns, King George Hospital, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Intern, Tawam Hospital, Gulf Medical University, Al Jurf, Ajman, United Arab Emirates
3 Sheikh Shakhbout Medical Center (SSMC), Gulf medical University, Al Jurf, Ajman, United Arab Emirates
4 Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, Nalgonda District, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Neeraj Kancherla
King George Hospital, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jpbs.jpbs_376_21

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Aim: The purpose of our study was to examine the mental health status of patients with coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) who were hospitalized. Methodology: In this cross-sectional study, 106 inpatients with COVID-19 who had stable clinical conditions were evaluated psychologically by questionnaire: Depression, anxiety, and stress scales-21 (DASS-21). Results: About one-third of patients had comorbidities. In totality, 97.2% of patients with COVID-19 had some grade of depression. Extent of depression, assessed with the help of the DASS questionnaire, was 85.8%. All patients (100%) had serious (0.9%) and grave level of (99.1%) anxiety. Regarding to stress levels, 97.1% of patients had some degree of stress. In the worsening of stress category, 84.9% of patients had high-stress levels. Conclusion: The presence of such increased prevalence and seriousness of psychiatric disorders among hospitalized patients with COVID-19 underlines the necessity for serious consideration to the mental health standing of these patients.

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