Research Article
Volume 4 Issue 9 - 2020
Levels of Stress, Anxiety, and Depression in the Second Phase of the COVID 19 Outbreak, Honduras 2020c
Oscar Fawed Ortega Reyes1*, Javier Fernando Ordoñez Andrade2, Francis Tatiana Lujan Zaldivar2, Jeniffer Iliana Herrera Godoy2, Gabriela Alejandra Jiménez Castellón2 and Stephanie Victoria Henríquez Arita2
1Director Internacional en Métodos de Investigación Sanitario Social, Global Humana, Spain
2Doctor en Medicina y Cirugía General, Universidad Católica de Honduras, Honduras
*Corresponding Author: Oscar Fawed Ortega Reyes, Director Internacional en Métodos de Investigación Sanitario Social, Global Humana, Spain.
Received: August 13, 2020; Published: August 31, 2020


Background: COVID 19 started in December 2019, to this day it hasn’t only damaged health and physical integrity but also the social cognitive.

Objective: Identify the level of stress, anxiety and depression in the second phase of the COVID 19 outbreak, Honduras 2020.

Method: Descriptive-cross-sectional study that had a type of non-probabilistic convenience sampling and a resulting sample of 809 participants, being approached electronically from Google Forms, with statistical analysis of frequencies and percentages plus variable crossovers. It was stratified as a low risk study and adhering to the standards of good clinical practice in research with human beings.

Results: The predominant age was between 28-37 years 60.7% (491), women being the majority 84.8% (682), coming mostly from urban areas with 88.6% (714), personal pathological history, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus was the predominant one with 27.5% (223) of the total sample, followed by Arterial Hypertension with 24.5% (198). Stress was more incident in the "Moderate" degree with 41.7% (337), "Anxiety" was more present in the "Mild" degree with 52.3% (423), "Depression" in the same category "Mild" with 63% (510) of the total of the participating subjects. "Stress" was the most relevant condition amongst those who did (“YES”) have chronic diseases in 51% (410).

Conclusion: There is a behavioral alteration in relation to fear of infection due to fear of contagion, more predominant in people who have a referred base pathology.

Keywords: Coronavirus; Depression; Anxiety; Stress; Chronic Diseases


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Citation: Oscar Fawed Ortega Reyes., et al. “Levels of Stress, Anxiety, and Depression in the Second Phase of the COVID 19 Outbreak, Honduras 2020”. EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 4.9 (2020): 110-115.

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