International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A
Impact of COVID- 19 pandemic on mood disorders among middle aged people
Mary Minolin T and Anjala Anna Mathew
COVID 19 is an infectious air borne disease that is caused by the novel coronavirus and has been declared as a pandemic by the WHO. Mood disorder is characterized by excessive mood swings that interrupt a person’s day to day activities. Middle age is the period between adult and elderly period and are the most sensitive period to develop any health problems. They are more prone to have variations in mental stability during the pandemic. The study aims to assess the impact of COVID – 19 on mood disorders among middle aged people. A quantitative approach descriptive research design was conducted among 60 middle aged people. Simple random sampling technique was used to select the samples. Self – structured questionnaire method was used to collect demographic data, and impact of COVID – 19 on mood disorders among middle aged people. The study finding revealed that among 60 study participants, 60% had mild impact of corona virus (COVID - 19) pandemic on mood disorders, 33.33% has moderate and 4% had severe mood disorders among middle aged people. The mean score of impact of COVID – 19 pandemic on mood disorders among middle aged people was 10.10 with standard deviation 3.06 with minimum score of 4.6 and maximum score of 16.0.