International Journal of Advanced Psychiatric Nursing
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part B
Effectiveness of solution focused brief counselling (SFBC) on level of anxiety among school going children and their parent during COVID-19 pandemic
Gopi Krishna Ranjan, Nandini Bhumij and Nitesh Kumar
Anxiety is one of the most common childhood disorders. The prevalence of anxiety during the lifetime has been estimated to be about 29 per cent and the average age of its onset is 11 years. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on public mental health. Therefore, monitoring and oversight of the population mental health during crises such as a pandemic is an immediate priority. A pre-experimental research design was used to collect data from 100 School going children and their parent to assess the level of anxiety by using CAS scale in a village of Rohtas. The intervention was given to one experimental group with 14 days follow up. At the end of the 14 days follow-up period, the post test was done. The collected data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The hypothesis was tested at the 0.05 level of significance. SFBC was effective to reduce the anxiety level among school going children and their parent related to COVID-19 pandemic. The calculated ‘t’ value of school going children was 5.38 and their parent was 5.40 which is more than tabulated ‘t’ value 0.0001. “t” test and chi square test has been done for descriptive and inferential statistics. The result reveals that the Solution focused brief counselling was effective to reduce the level of anxiety. SFBC focused on helping to reduce the anxiety level among school going children and their parent during COVID - 19 pandemic.
Gopi Krishna Ranjan, Nandini Bhumij, Nitesh Kumar. Effectiveness of solution focused brief counselling (SFBC) on level of anxiety among school going children and their parent during COVID-19 pandemic. Int J Adv Psychiatric Nurs 2021;3(2):74-78. DOI: 10.33545/26641348.2021.v3.i2b.65