Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Chennai

Assessment Of Depression, Anxiety And Stress Among Computer Aided Design Engineers Working In A Multinational Company In Chennai, Tamilnadu

RA. Vaanathi; K. Subhashchandra; Timsi Jain

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 3366-3372

Depression, anxiety and stress play a significant role in mental well being of an individual. People with depression tend to suffer with anxiety, where as it can in-turn lead to more stress and dysfunction in working environment. This study aims to find out the prevalence of Depression, Anxiety and Stress among the Computer aided design engineers and to assess the factors affecting them. A cross sectional study was conducted using Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS) to assess the level of Depression and Anxiety among the computer aided design engineers in a multinational private software company in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. A total of 309 engineers participated in the study. A pre-tested questionnaire consisting of socio-demographic variables and questions related to depression, anxiety and stress was administered. Data obtained were collected and analyzed statistically by simple proportions and chi-square test.
The Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety and Stress among the study participants were 42.7%, 48.2% and 19.1% respectively. The factors associated with them were number of working days in a week, not spending enough time with the family and absence of savings or investments. Highly significant association was noted between Depression levels, anxiety and stress. The Prevalence of Depression and Anxiety was high among the Computer aided design engineers. This study is an early attempt at exploring the various factors which can affect the morbidity conditions among them.