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Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Among Patients with COVID-19: A Cross-Sectional Study

(2021) Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Among Patients with COVID-19: A Cross-Sectional Study. Adv Exp Med Biol. pp. 229-236. ISSN 0065-2598 (Print) 0065-2598

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AIM: Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection can develop several psychological consequences. Epidemiological data on mental health and psychological disorder inpatients infected with COVID-19 pneumonia are not available in Iranian patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the anxiety, stress, and depression of patients with COVID-19. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2020. All confirmed patients with COVID-19 were included in the study by census sampling. Assessment of depression, stress, and anxiety was performed using the DASS-21 questionnaire. All statistical analyses were performed using R version 3.5.1. RESULTS: The questionnaires were completed by 221 patients with COVID-19 infection (204 males, 17 females). The mean age was 45.90 ± 7.73 years. Our results indicated that the mean scores of depression and anxiety were at "extremely severe" levels, while stress levels were "severe." The prevalence of "extremely severe" symptoms of depression and anxiety was 54.29 and 97.29, respectively. The prevalence of severe stress was 46.61. CONCLUSION: In this study, patients infected with COVID-19 reported severe and extremely severe experience psychological distress. Further studies should focus on the combined use of psychological and molecular biomarker testing to increase accuracy. Overall, the findings demonstrate the necessity of special intervention programs for the confirmed patients with emerging infectious disease COVID-19 to promote mental health needs.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Adult Anxiety/epidemiology *Covid-19 Cross-Sectional Studies Female Humans Iran/epidemiology Male Middle Aged SARS-CoV-2 Stress, Psychological/epidemiology Surveys and Questionnaires Anxiety Covid-19 Coronavirus Depression Iran Patient Stress
Page Range: pp. 229-236
Journal or Publication Title: Adv Exp Med Biol
Journal Index: Pubmed
Volume: 1321
Identification Number:₁₉
ISSN: 0065-2598 (Print) 0065-2598
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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