TO COMPARE PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS, INTOLERANCE TO UNCERTAINTY, AND RESILIENCE IN INDIVIDUALS QUARANTINED FOR COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND IN HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL
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Introduction: In December 2019, novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was recognized in Wuhan, China, and since then has caused serious illness and death. As on May 16, 2020, a total of more than 4.5 million cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been reported globally and a total of more than 86000 confirmed positive cases in India alone. This has led to significant medical and psychological morbidity, both, in India as well as globally.
Aim: To compare psychological distress, intolerance to uncertainty and resilience in people quarantined for COVID-19 pandemic and in health care providers in a tertiary care hospital.
Material and methods: Data was collected from suspected COVID-19 individual evacuated from abroad and quarantined in wards, and health care providers in SGT Hospital, SGT university, Gurugram using anonymous online questionnaires for socio demographic details and psychological assessment using Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale 21 (DASS-21), Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale (IUS), General health questionnaire-12 stress scale (GHQ- 12 stress scale) and Connor- Davidson Resilience Scale (CDRISC).
Results: A statistically significant mean difference in total DASS-21 score, GHQ-12 score, IUS score was observed between quarantined patients (Group1) and health care providers (Group 2). Psychological stress and intolerance to uncertainty was found to be more in healthcare providers. Resilience had an inverse correlation with Psychological stress and intolerance to uncertainty.
Conclusion: COVID 19 has affected people from all domains. It has not spared even the Healthcare Providers. Therefore, special attention must be given to Mental Health of all including Healthcare Providers.
[Pooja Yadav, Abhinav Tewari, Priya Arora, Nimmi A Jose, Ved Pal Mahla and Ashutosh Tripathi (2020); TO COMPARE PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS, INTOLERANCE TO UNCERTAINTY, AND RESILIENCE IN INDIVIDUALS QUARANTINED FOR COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND IN HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL Int. J. of Adv. Res. 8 (Jul). 242-249] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/11286
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/11286
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