A comparative study to assess the psychological impact of covid among the pregnant mother
Dr. Roshan Lal Kahar
Introduction: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has recently become the most important issue in the world. Fear and worry about COVID, the impact of the state of emergency on daily life, and the difficulty in predicting the situation have caused much stress and have led to mental health problems.
Method: The researcher adopted quantitative approach were descriptive research design n was used to discuss the phenomenon. A total of 100 pregnant mothers each 50 from rural and urban areas were selected, who underwent inclusion to participate in this study. The tool section were categorized on two parts one includes demographic variable and another structured 22 item questionnaire.
Result: it had been clearly stated that among the mother of the rural areas, 21(42%) of the majority of the pregnant mothers had mild psychological impact, followed by the 18(36%) had no psychological impact of the COVID, 11(22%) had moderate impact of the COVID scenario and none had severe issues. Whereas, discussion about the pregnant mothers of the urban areas, 18(36%) had mild psychological stress, 15(30%) had moderate psychological issues like feeling of hyper arousal, avoidance during the COVID scenario.
Conclusion: The implementation of measures to contain COVID was estimated to negatively affect psychosocial family functioning and may have escalated the risk of depression among mothers.