Assessment of anxiety and quality of sleep during lock down period among general population due to COVID-19 pandemic in selected areas of Himachal Pradesh: A descriptive survey
Ritu Rilta, Shivani Saklani, Sunita Verma, Monika Pal
Background: The COVID-19 pandemic is measured as the main critical universal health calamity of the era and the utmost challenge that the human race faced since the 2nd world war. COVID-19 has unquestionably put forth an extremely terrible consequence on the daily life of the total human civilization leading to increased levels of anxiety and changes in sleep pattern. Methods: A quantitative approach with descriptive survey research design was used. 225 samples of general population were included and selected by convenient sampling technique. The tools used for data collection were selected sample Characteristics Performa, self -structured anxiety scale (10items) and self –structured quality of sleep scale (9iterms). Results: The result revealed the measure of level of anxiety and the quality of sleep during lockdown period due to COVID-19. About 24% of people were having no anxiety whereas 14.2% of people reported levels of severe anxiety, and other 14.2 % of general population had extreme level of anxiety. In aspect to quality of sleep 14.7% of people reported good Quality of sleep and 28.4% of people had very poor Quality of Sleep. A positive relation between level of anxiety and Quality of sleep as ‘r’ value (0.40) was found to be significant. Conclusion and Implications for practice: The positive correlation was found in this study between level of anxiety and quality of sleep and provides additional evidentiary support for developing and applying nursing interventions that reduce anxiety and promotes quality of sleep.