Panacea Journal of Medical Sciences

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Covid 19 pandemic-lockdown and its psychological effects on children age group 4 to 10 years, a cross-sectional study from a school in Central India

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Swapnali Bansode, Pradeep Pazare, Roopal Khobragade

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Aim: This study will provide an insight into the psychological impact of lockdown on young children. Materials and Methods: The current study is a questionnaire-based cross-sectional study. The research was done among parents of children ranging in age from 4 to 10 years old who attend various schools in Nagpur city. The research ran from March 2021 to August 2021, for a total of six months. The study enlisted the participation of parents of kids aged 4 to 10 years old. Results: Sadness significant, found that children of both working parents are significantly sad as compared to non-working or only any 1 parent working (p= o.008). Also, children who are using smartphones for 7years. Anxiety was significantly more among females compared to male children (p=0.03). Also, children belonging to single parents and joint families were significantly more anxious compared to nuclear families (p=0.04). Conclusion: The lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic has caused profound psychological effects and has increased the rates of depression, anxiety, sadness, and aggressiveness in children.

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COVIDĀ­19, Counselling, Guidance

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