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Stress, Anxiety and Depression Status in the Population of Southern Sistan and Baluchestan Province (Coastal Area) in the COVID-19 Epidemic in 2020
Vahedbakhsh Balouch , Mohamadali Vatanparast , Saideh Dadpisheh , Zohreh Mirkazehi Rigi
Dept of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iranshahr University of Medical Sciences, Iranshahr, Iran , mirkazehi1397@gmail.com
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Background and Aim: Not only during natural disasters but also during the outbreak of contagious diseases, the probability of multiple psychological reactions increases in the community. This can affect peoplechr('39')s mental and physical health. The aim of this study was to determine the status of stress, anxiety, and depression in the Population of Southern Sistan and Baluchestan Province (Coastal areas), Iran in the COVID-19 Epidemic in 2020.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 503 people from the general population of southern Sistan and Baluchestan (Coastal areas) were selected by the online sampling method. The tools used included a demographic data checklist and the Anxiety, Depression and Stress Scale (DASS-21). People were classified into five categories (normal, mild, moderate, severe, and very severe). A higher score indicates more psychological disorder and more undesirable mental health status.
Results: Most participants were 19 to 29 years old (43.2%), most of them were married (63.7%), 298 of them were employees (60.6%) and the highest frequency was related to the bachelor degree with 198 people (40.3%). Mean scores of depression were 7.9±8.5, anxiety scores were 5.9±7.1 and stress scores were 11.9±9.3. The variables of gender, employment, and insurance coverage had a statistically significant relationship with stress, anxiety and depression (P<0.05) and the variables of age, marriage and education had no statistically significant relationship with stress, anxiety and depression (P<0.05).
Conclusion: During the epidemic of COVID-19, we see a decrease in the mental health of different people in society and it is necessary that psychological considerations be done continuously and in a timely manner, especially by telephone and online.
Keywords: COVID-19, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Iran
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Marine Medicine
Received: 2020/12/12 | Accepted: 2021/01/19 | Published: 2021/01/29
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Balouch V, Vatanparast M, Dadpisheh S, Mirkazehi Rigi Z. Stress, Anxiety and Depression Status in the Population of Southern Sistan and Baluchestan Province (Coastal Area) in the COVID-19 Epidemic in 2020. J Mar Med. 2021; 2 (4) :226-236
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