THE ASSESSMENT ON IMPACT OF COVID 19 PANDEMIC ON FEAR AND SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS AMONG SOUTH INDIAN POPULATION
IMPACT OF COVID 19 PANDEMIC ON FEAR AND SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS AMONG SOUTH INDIAN POPULATION
Background: Corona virus (COVID 19) has taken just three months to spread all over the world from the first case reported in the city of Wuhan, China on of Hubei Province, on December 12, 2019. The fear about corona virus infection is very high when the risk of a loved one for infection increases. During the pandemic the people get more mental health problems when they start worrying about the health of loved ones and mainly if they are in high risk like co-morbidities get infected then the fear about corona virus is increased in many folds.
Aim: To assess the impact of impact of COVID 19 pandemic on fear and socioeconomic status among south Indian population.
Methodology: Cross sectional observational study design. 18 year old and older people who are willing to fill the online form were included in the study. People who are not willing to fill the form and those who filled the forms incompletely were excluded from the study. Microsoft Excel was used for recording and analyzing the data of recruited subjects. Descriptive statistical analyses were used to calculate the average and standard deviation.
Results and Discussions: In total 476 respondents were included in the study to make the results. From the 476 respondents 53.9% were males and 43.4% were females,43.4% of individuals are satisfied with family life, 31.7% of individuals are satisfied with their salary, 37.3% of individuals are satisfied with their economic position, 55.2% of individuals are satisfied with their health and 50.4% of individuals are satisfied with their life in general.
Conclusion: Our study concludes that young students are showing more interest towards online surveys among other general populations. Results show that the various scales help to evaluate the impact of pandemic on people’s socioeconomic parameters. Data concluded that fear about the infection was less among the study population. The socioeconomic scale shows that more than half of the participants are concerned about their salary and most of the participants are not feared about their family life and their health.
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