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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 82-85

Depression anxiety and stress in patients visiting medicine outpatient department of tertiary care hospital during COVID pandemic


Department of Psychiatry, Bharati Hospital and Research Centre, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Zain
Department of Psychiatry, Bharati Hospital and Research Centre, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/aip.aip_7_21

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Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 is a unique pandemic that has struck all the nations. Extraordinary crisis warrants extraordinary response like severe lockdown. The study aims to assess the prevalence of depression, anxiety, and stress, in general, and around corona, in particular, in people with medical comorbidity. Setting and Design: This is a cross-sectional study that was carried out in outpatient department setting of a tertiary care hospital from July 2020 to September 2020. Aims and Objectives: The study aimed to assess the prevalence of depression, anxiety, and stress, in general, and anxiety around corona, in particular, and the correlation with sociodemographic profile and comorbid medical illness. Materials and Methods: Fifty patients with various medical comorbidities were assessed using depression anxiety and stress scale and corona anxiety scale (CAS) and a specially designed pro forma. Statistical Analysis: The collected data were coded and entered in Microsoft Excel sheet. The data were analyzed using Statistical Packages for the Social Sciences version 20.0 software. The results are presented in a tabular and graphical format. For quantitative data, mean, standard deviation, median, etc., were calculated. For qualitative data, various frequency, rates, ratio, and percentage were calculated. Results: A statistically significant relationship was found between education and anxiety (P = 0.027) and between medical comorbidity and depression. Conclusion: In our study, medical comorbidities are associated with depressive cognition. Surprisingly, no significant anxiety on CAS could be found.


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