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IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON AN ANXIETY SYMPTOM AMONG GROUP OF IRAQI PATIENTS
*Dr. Muhanad Hadi Abbood, Dr. Jabbar Sirhan Hassan and Dr. Aqeel jassim mehammed
Introduction: Coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19), commonly known as the coronavirus or covid, is an infectious illness caused by the coronavirus 2 that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-COV-2) in December of this year, the first known case was discovered in Wuhan, China since then, the disease has spread worldwide, resulting in a pandemic. Method: In this study we use Overall Anxiety Severity and Impairment Scale (OASIS) as professional lead tool to assess anxiety among our sample of COVID-19 patients. Results: the level of anxiety when the patients know that they have covid19 we found for level 1 (26.3%) The highest level and level 5 (16.2%) and level 10(12.1%). Level 1(15.2%), level 8 (17.2%) and level 10(24.2%), We notice an increase in the level of fear/anxiety when the patient to move hospital. Level 1(14.1%) and level 5(12.1%) and level10(25.3%), We notice a significant increase in the level of fear/anxiety when the patient to move CT unity. Level 1 (10.1%) and level 8(11.1%) and level 10 (39.4%), We notice a significant increase in the level of fear/anxiety when the patient to move oxygen (O2) therapy. level 1 (37.8%) AND level 5(9.2%) and level 8(6.1%), We notice decrease in the level of fear/anxiety when the patient recovering from infection. level 2 and level 9 in the table to which did kruskal wallis test to analysis all patient we found no significant difference. level 1 (11.1%) and level 10 (45.5%) We notice a significant increase in the level of fear/anxiety when the patient move to CPAP. Conclusion: the level of anxiety/fear increasingly elevated in peoples who know their infection with covid19, moving to hospital, to put on O2, to C/T and putting on CPAP, but decease level of anxiety/fear in discharging to home and recovering. In the result, it was found that there is no difference in the level of fear or anxiety among patients with corona disease.[Full Text Article]