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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 68-72

Perceived stress and level of coping strategies adopted by working women during current COVID-19 pandemic situation

1 Department of Psychiatric, Amity College of Nursing, Amity University, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2 Department of Psychiatric, University College of Nursing, BFUHS, Faridkot, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Ms. Monica Banik
Amity College of Nursing, Amity University, Gurgaon, Haryana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/iopn.iopn_7_21

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Background: The outbreak of COVID-19 has created a global health crisis that has had a deep impact on the way we perceive our world and our everyday lives and hence causing a significant negative impact on mental health. The uncertainty and low predictability of COVID-19 not only threaten people's physical health, but also affect people's mental health, especially in terms of emotions and cognition. Aim: The aim of this study is to assess the level of perceived stress and coping strategies adopted by working women during COVID-19 outbreak. Materials and Methods: An online survey was conducted with a semi-structured questionnaire using nonprobability snowball sampling technique that surveyed 219 individuals through social networking platform. Results: The level of stress was found out to be in severe level but it is also revealed that majority of the women (90.4%) were preoccupied with the thoughts of COVID-19 and reported that they are uncertain about their current situation and about the future. Maximum number of sample (97.7%) revealed that they are unable to cope with the current uncertainty. There was significant association of perceived stress with educational, marital status, and area of living. Conclusion: The study concluded that working women had lot of stress and inadequate coping strategies while dealing with Covid-19 situation. Women should be taught to adapt more coping strategies to deal with this situation.

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