Presence and Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety and Stress among Patients with Dengue Fever
This study was conducted to explore stress, anxiety, and depression in dengue patients. The sample of this study consisted of 200 patients with dengue fever admitted to DHQ Shahbaz Sharif Hospital Multan. There were 130 males and 70 females included in the sample. The sample was selected through purposive sampling. The Depression, Anxiety and Stress (DASS-42) scale was utilized as research instrument to collect the data. The simple Correlation was used to analyze the data. The results revealed a strong positive association between depression (r = .43), anxiety (r = .48) and stress (r = .41) in dengue patients. The overall combined effect of DASS (.45) was found in dengue patients. Depression, anxiety, and stress are all prevalent in dengue patients, which drastically affect their mental health of patients. There is a need to focus on the mental health of individuals suffering from dengue fever.
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