Estimating the Prevalence of Anxiety Disorder in COVID 19 Patients-A Cross Sectional Study
Author(s): Akash Kumar Pandey*, Alka Shukla, Naveen Chaudhary, Navneet Kumar, Anoop Kumar Srivastava and Pawan Kumar Dubey
Previous studies have shown a broad range of mental disorders including Anxiety and PTSD during SARS epidemic in 2003 and MERS epidemic in 2015. However, recently published researches on psychological impact of COVID-19 mainly focus on the healthcare workers and general public. Very few studies have established effect of COVID-19 epidemic on mental health of the hospitalized patients with COVID-19. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate mental health outcomes among patients with COVID-19 by quantifying the magnitude of symptoms of anxiety and by analyzing potential risk factors associated with these symptoms. This study may assist doctors to provide more appropriate treatment and psychological interventions to improve mental and physical health of patients during the campaign to contain COVID-19 pandemic.