Article Type: Original Article
Title: Impact of lockdown on sleep wake cycle and psychological wellbeing in South Indian Population: A Cross-Sectional and Descriptive study
Year: 2021; Volume: 1; Issue: 1; Page No: 12 – 16
Authors: Sonali Devarajan1, Samyuktha Mylsamy2, Tamizhini Venkatachalam3, Gobinath Veerasamy4
Affiliations: 1, 2, 3Third Year BSc Psychology, PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Peelamedu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. 4Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Peelamedu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
Article Summary: Submitted: 15-July-2021; Revised: 15-August-2021; Accepted: 05-September-2021; Published : 30-September-2021
Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has created a wide range of crises affecting many nations, resulting in adverse health consequences. The implementation of the lock down upended the lifestyle of mostly all people and was associated with disturbed sleep. Our study is to estimate the variation of the sleep-wake cycle during lockdown and after lock down among people of age 15-60 and its impact on Psychological wellbeing.
Materials and Methods: We have done a cross-sectional and descriptive study with a sample of 152 participants was formed using convenience sampling method by online google form. They were administered with The Munich Chronotype Questionnaire (MCTQ) and The Flourishing scale. The responses were collected during and after lock down. The data obtained is subjected to descriptive analysis.
Results: In this study we have included 304 participants. Out of 304 participants, 151 (49.7%) were male and 153 (50.3%) were female. Flourishing scale scores mean during lockdown was 28.83 ± 4.75 and after lockdown was 41.50 ± 4.42 and the mean value was more in after lockdown period and a paired-t test showed statistically highly significant difference at p-value <0.01.
Conclusion: The variation in the sleep-wake cycle was more in adolescents than in other age groups and the Psychological wellbeing of women was affected more than men in all age groups during lockdown.
Key Words: lockdown, sleep-wake cycle, psychological wellbeing, age difference, gender difference
Source of funding: The study wasn’t funded by any source/institutions other than that of the authors.
Conflict of interest: Authors declared that they have no conflict of interest in this study.
Dr. Gobinath Veerasamy,
Department of Psychology,
PSGR Krishnammal College for Women,
Tamil Nadu, India.
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