Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : children and adolescents

COVID-19 Pandemic And Psychosocial Problems In Children And Adolescents In Vellore-District

Mr. A. Anbarasu; Dr. M. Bhuvaneswari

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 334-339

The children and adolescents of rural and urban community struggle with different psychosocial problems such as fear, stress, anxiety, depression, emotional, conduct problems and hyperactivity during this outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic. The present study is a cross sectional descriptive study design. The Non-Governmental organization was selected from rural area of Vellore district, Tamil Nadu. The socio demographic data sheet and in-depth interview were administered to the respondents. Convenient sampling technique was used for selection of rescued children and adolescents. A total of 124 male adolescents participated in the study. Through in-depth interview it was found that majority of the urban adolescents suffered with fear, worry, stress, anxiety, depression, lack of coping skills and poor mental health. Other hand, the respondents from rural part did not suffer with any severe mental health problems. Thus, the appropriate psychosocial care programme needs to be developed to strengthen the coping skills and promoting the positive psychological and emotional wellbeing of children and adolescents.