A Survey on Mental Wellbeing among Indian Population during Lockdown-2 of COVID-19 Pandemic
Introduction: COVID-19 emerged as a global pandemic and its disastrous
effects have been felt all over the world. In India, people faced two
phases of lockdown. The Government imposed several restrictions on
the residents which increased temporary unemployment for many
workers. The pandemic has caused a serious impact on the mental
health of the people. This survey was done on the verge of lockdown-2,
by using DASS-42 scale questionnaire. The aim of this present study
was to access the effect of lockdown-2 on mental wellbeing in the
Methods: It was a study conducted during the second wave of COVID-19
via an online survey using DASS-42 scale questionnaire in the Google
Forms bilingually. The outcome of the questionnaire was the assessment
of the degree of depression, anxiety, and stress on Likert scale.
Results: 170 individuals participated in this study. All participants
experienced stress, anxiety and depression during lockdown. The results
revealed that the lockdown affects psychological health of people. There
was no association between men and women in terms of the degree
of depression, anxiety, and stress on Likert scale.
Conclusion: During the second lockdown in India due to the COVID-19
pandemic, the residents suffered from a moderate level of depression,
moderate level of stress, and mild level of anxiety. It is also evident
that different age groups have experienced a psychological impact of
the pandemic. The outbreak of this pandemic indicates the need to
pay greater attention to mental health to prevent and diminish the
psychological outcomes of the pandemic.
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Sharma D, Barla MA, Munjal Y, Roushan R. A
Survey on Mental Wellbeing among Indian
Population during Lockdown-2 of COVID-19
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