International Journal of Advanced Psychiatric Nursing
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A
Assess the level of anxiety among caregivers of COVID-19 patients
Muthulakshmi V and Praisy Mol Prasad
The range of infections and deaths from corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to upward jostle worldwide (World Health Organization, 2020). Because viruses are now not transparent, it causes psychological problems such as fear, denial, stress and nervousness in the popular population. Mental health is becoming an issue that cannot be ignored, while trying to control the outbreak. Anxiety is an emotion characterized with the aid of an unpleasant country of inner turmoil, frequently accompanied with the aid of fearful behaviour. The objective of the study was to assess the level of anxiety among caregivers of COVID-19 patients. A quantitative non-experimental research using descriptive design was conducted among 60 caregivers of COVID-19 patients. A purposive sampling technique was used to select samples. A self- structured questionnaire method was used to collect the demographic variables, Beck Anxiety Inventory scale was used to assess the level of anxiety among caregivers of covid-19 patients. Out of 60 samples majority 39(65%) had mild anxiety, 19(31.67%) had moderate anxiety and 2(3.33%) had severe anxiety. Chi-square test reveals that there is a positive association of educational status with the level of anxiety at the level of p<0.05. This clearly interferes that when level of anxiety increases among caregivers of COVID-19 patients. This indicates that anxiety level need to be reduced among caregivers of COVID-19 patients.