Correlation between Age and Psychosomatic Disorders Occurrence During COVID-19Correspondence Address :
Dr Hetvi Bharatbhai Jethloja,
Rajkot, Gujarat, India.
Introduction: The Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused a serious threat to people’s mental health causing psychosomatic disorders such as panic disorder, anxiety, and depression.
Aim: To find out the correlation between the occurrence of psychosomatic disorders and age during the COVID-19 lockdown phase.
Materials and Methods: The cross-sectional, observational study was conducted in Rajkot city (Gujarat). Males and females of age ≥ 21 years, with an ability to understand and fill Google form, were recruited for the study. The subjects were divided into four groups according to age 21-34 years, 35-54 years, 55-64 years, and 65 years and older. There were 250 participants in each group. The subjects were asked to fill the COVID-19 Peritraumatic Distress Index (CPDI). Data were analysed by using software SPSS version 20. The normality of data was checked by the Shapiro Wilk test. Data followed parametric type so; pearson correlation test was applied to find out the correlation between age and CPDI score.
Results: The mean CPDI scale scores were 27.572, 31.948, 31.364, and 35.328, respectively from groups 1 to 4. There was a significant positive correlation (p-value < 0.05) in group 4, while no significance (p-value >0.05) was found in group 1, group 2, and group 3.
Conclusion: There was a significant positive correlation between age and psychosomatic disorder occurrence in the Geriatric age (65 years and older) in the Rajkot city.
Anxiety, Corona virus disease-2019, COVID-19 Peritraumatic distress index , Depression, Pandemic, Stress
Date of Submission: Sep 12, 2020
Date of Peer Review: Oct 20, 2020
Date of Acceptance: Mar 30, 2021
Date of Publishing: Jul 01, 2021
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