A study on association between perceived stress among people with chronic health disorders during COVID -19 pandemic lockdown period
Bojjagani Babitha, Dr. T Neeraja, Bojjagani Jhansi and Dr. S Prasanthi
The study was undertaken to find the association between the health disorders and perceived stress among people with chronic health disorders during COVID-19 lockdown period. The study was carried out in Bapatla mandal of Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh state during 2020. Purposive random sampling technique was used to select the respondents. A total of 30 adults aged between 30–70years with chronic health disorder like heart problem, diabetes and paralysis are selected. Perceived stress among adults suffering with chronic health disorders was measured with the help of perceived stress scale. Perceived stress scale consists of 10 statements related to stress with three alternatives Never, Sometimes, and always with scores of 1, 2 and 3 respectively. The data was analysed through frequency, percentage and chi-square test. The results in the study indicated that 30.00 per cent of the respondents belonged to the age group of 51-60 years. Equal per cent (50.00%) of respondents belongs to both the genders (male and female). About 30.00 per cent of the respondents who are having heart problems were facing stress, followed by 26.67 per cent of paralysis respondents were facing stress and 23.33 per cent of diabetes respondents were facing stress. The findings of the study also revealed that there was no significant relationship between age & perceived stress, gender & perceived stress and chronic health diseases & perceived stress.
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Bojjagani Babitha, Dr. T Neeraja, Bojjagani Jhansi, Dr. S Prasanthi. A study on association between perceived stress among people with chronic health disorders during COVID -19 pandemic lockdown period. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(5):1115-1117.