ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY TO ASSESS STRESS AMONG AYURVEDA PRACTITIONERS DURING COVID 19 PANDEMIC
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Bindu Mary Mathew *, Amrutha Elamon
Abstract: The COVID – 19 pandemic is found to create immense stress in different strata of society. The study was conducted to assess the stress among Ayurveda practitioners during the COVID-19 scenario. The study conducted was an observational study. A questionnaire in the form of a Google doc was distributed to the study population by snow ball method. The sample size was fixed to be 60. The responses received were statistically analyzed. The study identified that some Ayurveda practitioners has confront considerable amount of stress in their daily life during the scenario of COVID-19. Fear and anxiety about the novel disease and what could possibly happen as a result of the disease is the basic cause in inducing the stress. Ayurveda Practitioners who are exposed to patients in a daily basis is one among the highly risked community in getting infected. The psycho somatic as well as financial well being of the whole world has been affected with COVID-19 and the lockdowns. In such a scenario, the stress among Ayurveda practitioners who are one among the critically exposed group to corona virus should be considered and adequate strategies should be created to ease the situation. Timely intervention should be done to aid Ayurveda practitioners in managing stress during the time of COVID-19.
Keyword: Stress, COVID-19, Ayurveda practitioners