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Original Article

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Quality of Life: An Online Transverse Study

Avijit Avasthi, Tarun Kalra, Geeta Kalra, Tanvi Ohri, Prashansa Sharma, Nikita Suri

Keywords : Coronavirus disease-2019, Mental health, Quality of Life

Citation Information : Avasthi A, Kalra T, Kalra G, Ohri T, Sharma P, Suri N. Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Quality of Life: An Online Transverse Study. 2023; 11 (3):97-101.

DOI: 10.5005/djas-11014-0022

License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Published Online: 30-12-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Objective: The purpose of the study was to assess the impact of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) on quality of life of people. Materials and methods: An online close-ended questionnaire called 6-item COVID-19 impact on quality of life (COV19-QoL) scale v1.5 was used to assess the quality of life perceived by subjects since past 7 days because of COVID-19. Descriptive and inferential statistics were computed. An independent t-test was performed to compare the differences in scores between the two groups (males and females) and the ANOVA test compared the differences in scores in relation to the educational status of subjects. Results: About 43.2% rated that they felt more tense than before, with 36.8% agreeing upon being depressed and slightly near one-third (30.3%) perceived deterioration of their physical health and mental health because of COVID-19. However, only a quarter of subjects, 26.5%, considered that their personal safety was at risk. The marital status and level of literacy of respondents did not exert a significant influence on the quality of life affected due to COVID-19. However, there was statistically significant difference on physical health of male subjects (p < 0.04) when compared with female subjects. Conclusion: COVID-19, therefore, changed the quality of life by exploring several parameters such as physical health, mental health, personal safety, and fluctuations in mood.

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