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