The Aftermath of Corona Pandemic on the Psychosocial Life of Coimbatore South Population: A Cross-sectional Study

  • O R Jeff Walter Rajadurai Tamil Nadu, India,
  • S Mohan Tamil Nadu, India,
  • M Somasundaram Tamil Nadu, India
  • S Karthick Raja4 Tamil Nadu, India
  • S Rashmi Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Boredom, Coronavirus, Lockdown, World Health Organisation

Abstract

Introduction: Coronavirus disease is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Since the new coronavirus can spread unnoticed so easily, many governments have felt the best way to ensure people having minimal contact with each other is to order total lockdowns. This study is performed a month after lockdown to evaluate the impact of corona pandemic on the psychosocial life of Coimbatore south population.
Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional randomized study was conducted at Coimbatore South, Tamil Nadu, India, between April 26, 2020, and April 30, 2020. The sample size was 600. Pre-tested structured and self-structured e-questionnaire was sent to the study population and the answers were viewed using separate email id.
Results: Of the 600 people, 59.5% were males and 40.5% were females. The majority (82.5%) of people felt that they were safe during the pandemic majority of people (61%) felt that the modern lifestyle was the cause for the pandemic and 66.9% of the people increased the usage of traditional and natural remedies during the lockdown.
Conclusion: We infer that the majority of the people (55%) enjoyed the break from their routine with an eye on their education and career.

Author Biographies

O R Jeff Walter Rajadurai, Tamil Nadu, India,

1Consultant Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon, Subam Clinic, Coimbatore, 

S Mohan, Tamil Nadu, India,

2Principal, Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Karpagam College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore, 

M Somasundaram, Tamil Nadu, India

3Pharm D 5th Year Post Graduate Student, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Karpagam College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore, 

S Karthick Raja4, Tamil Nadu, India

4Pharm D 4th Year Post Graduate Student, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Karpagam College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore,,

S Rashmi, Tamil Nadu, India

5Pharm D 5th Year Post Graduate Student, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Karpagam College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore,

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Table 7: Occupation
Occupation Number of participants Percentage
Self-employed 52 8.7
Government employee 43 7.2
Private employee 257 42.8
Homemaker 34 5.7
Not employed 17 2.8
Student 163 27.2
Retired 13 2.2
Other 21 3.5
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Published
2020-06-17