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Status of mental health and its associated factors among the general populace of India during COVID‐19 pandemic

Status of mental health and its associated factors among the general populace of India during... The COVID‐19 is an international public health emergency and threatens psychological resilience. Here we assess the general health status of the public in India during the COVID‐19 outbreak. A population‐based cross‐sectional study conducted using a General Health Questionnaire and the relationship between mental health and sociodemographic factors were analyzed. The mean score for the general health of citizens was 24.18. About 40.63% of the elderly and 40.18% of the female population was under severe physiological distress. The prevalence of psychological stress among the general population was higher than expected. Hence, there is a need to intensify awareness about the pandemic and should provide mental health management programs. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asia-Pacific Psychiatry Wiley

Status of mental health and its associated factors among the general populace of India during COVID‐19 pandemic

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
© 2022 John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd
ISSN
1758-5864
eISSN
1758-5872
DOI
10.1111/appy.12412
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Abstract

The COVID‐19 is an international public health emergency and threatens psychological resilience. Here we assess the general health status of the public in India during the COVID‐19 outbreak. A population‐based cross‐sectional study conducted using a General Health Questionnaire and the relationship between mental health and sociodemographic factors were analyzed. The mean score for the general health of citizens was 24.18. About 40.63% of the elderly and 40.18% of the female population was under severe physiological distress. The prevalence of psychological stress among the general population was higher than expected. Hence, there is a need to intensify awareness about the pandemic and should provide mental health management programs.

Journal

Asia-Pacific PsychiatryWiley

Published: Jun 1, 2022

Keywords: COVID‐19 pandemic; cross‐sectional study; GHQ‐28; mental health; psychological impact

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