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International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Print ISSN: 2522-6614, Online ISSN: 2522-6622

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2021, Vol. 5, Issue 3, Part D

Psychological and emotional aspects of Covid 19 infection in pregnancy: A cross sectional study at a tertiary covid care centre
Author(s): Dr. Pandurangaiah R, Dr. Leela GR and Dr. Asokan Keloth Manapatt
Abstract: Background: The very first piece of information about the Covid positivity causes much impact on the psychological and emotional status of the pregnant woman
Aim: The aim of the study is to assesses the psychological and emotional aspects of covid infection on pregnant ladies by observing the prevalence rate of anxiety, depression and mental stress
Materials and Method: This is a cross-sectional study with a sample size of 172, conducted at a tertiary covid care centre in Kannur District, for a period of 11 months. A DASS-21 Scoring system is adapted to assess the psychological and emotional status [1]
Results: Though 24.42% are asymptomatic among the covid positive cases, most of them are worried about the prospects of the disease 28.1% had depression, 26.4% had anxiety and 11.9% had stress symptoms. The prevalence of these psychological aspects is more among educated and unemployed cases
Conclusion: Covid-19 infection has a high implication on the psychological and emotional status of a pregnant lady. Psychological counseling is essential to all pregnant ladies, which should start from the very first instance of covid positivity.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Pandurangaiah R, Dr. Leela GR, Dr. Asokan Keloth Manapatt. Psychological and emotional aspects of Covid 19 infection in pregnancy: A cross sectional study at a tertiary covid care centre. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2021;5(3):213-216. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2021.v5.i3d.927
International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology