Assessment of Stress, Fear, Anxiety and Depression on COVID-19 Outbreak among Adults in South-Western Ethiopia

Authors

  • Kogila Palanimuthu1, Hamba Yigazu2 , Eshetu Fikadu3 , Gemechu Gelalcha4 , Yirgalem Bekele5 , Getachew Birhanu6 , Birhanu Gutu7

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2349

Keywords:

Anxiety, COVID-19, Depression, Fear, Stress, South- Western Ethiopia.

Abstract

A study was conducted to assess the level of stress, fear, anxiety and depression among adults in residing
in selected area. The objectives were to assess the socio demographic characteristics of adults, to find
out the association between level of Stress, fear, anxiety and depression of the respondents with selected
demographic variables.
A community based cross sectional study was conducted with 634 adults were selected by the multistage
random sampling technique. The data were collected by using standardized questionnaires, fear on COVID
19 and Stress, anxiety and depression on COVID 19. The collected data was tabulated and analyzed.
Descriptive and inferential statistics were used.
Researchers observed that 35.5%, 4.1%, 13.2%, 8.2% of the respondents reported moderate levels of fear,
stress, anxiety and depression respectively and 21.3%, 1.1%, 1.7%, 1.3% of the respondents reported extreme
levels of fear, stress, anxiety and depression respectively.It is essential and in evitable to alleviate the stress,
fear, anxiety and depression among general population and provide positive metal health.

Author Biography

Kogila Palanimuthu1, Hamba Yigazu2 , Eshetu Fikadu3 , Gemechu Gelalcha4 , Yirgalem Bekele5 , Getachew Birhanu6 , Birhanu Gutu7

1Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, College of Medicine and health sciences, Dambi Dollo University,
Oromia, Ethiopia, 2Lecturer, Department of Public Health, College of Medicine and health sciences, Dambi Dollo
University, Oromia, Ethiopia, 3Graduate Assistant, Department of Public Health, College of Medicine and health
sciences, Dambi Dollo University, Oromia, Ethiopia, 4
Graduate Assistant, Department of Psychology, School
of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Dambi Dollo University, Oromia, Ethiopia, 5Lecturer, Department of
Psychology, School of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Dambi Dollo University, Oromia, Ethiopia, 6Graduate
Assistant, Department of Public Health, Dambi Dollo University, Oromia, Ethiopia, 7
Lecturer, Department of
Public Health, College of Medicine and health sciences, Dambi Dollo University, Oromia, Ethiopia.

Published

2021-01-09

How to Cite

Kogila Palanimuthu1, Hamba Yigazu2 , Eshetu Fikadu3 , Gemechu Gelalcha4 , Yirgalem Bekele5 , Getachew Birhanu6 , Birhanu Gutu7. (2021). Assessment of Stress, Fear, Anxiety and Depression on COVID-19 Outbreak among Adults in South-Western Ethiopia. Medico Legal Update, 21(1), 440-445. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2349

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