The Psychological Impact of the Second Wave of COVID-19 on People Living with Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus
BACKGROUND: COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in various psychological problems for people in India. AIM: The aim of this research was to assess the psychological impact of COVID-19 on people living with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus evaluating their stress, anxiety, and depression levels during pandemic. MATERIALS AND METHOD: The study used validated Hindi version of GASS-21 questionnaire, It was handed out to 1143 eligible and consenting patients across eight secondary care centres in Lucknow. RESULTS: The study enrolled 1143 participants and out of that, 8% were depressed, 19% were anxious, and 6% were stressed. The significant psychological drivers were family members who tested positive for COVID 19, death of a first degree family member, post covid infections and vaccination status. Patients who were not vaccinated for COVID were significantly more affected psychologically. CONCLUSION: COVID-19 and associated morbidity and mortality, post covid complications and vaccinations on apprehensions were significantly associated COVID-19 related psychological impacts that were studied.
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