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Journal of Young Pharmacists ; 14(4):441-443, 2022.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-2121666


Background: The COVID-19 pandemic have led to both physical and psychological outbreaks in lives of many people, especially among quarantined people. To handle this mood disorders of isolated COVID-19 patient's in home care, noninvasive OM chanting has been adopted to study its effect on stress, anxiety, depression, quality of sleep and life.Materials and Methods: 56 participants with the mean age of 41 years confirmed with COVID-19 infection under the Saveetha home care program were selected. The Experimental group practiced OM chanting for 20mins for a duration of 14 days. DASS-21 and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index was assessed before and after the intervention. Results: After 14 days' intervention, significant decrease in depression (13.26 +/- 4.52 to 7.84 +/- 3.96;p=0.01), anxiety (14.38 +/- 5.28 to 8.29 +/- 4.73;p=0.05) and stress (16.88 +/- 4.90 to 7.32 +/- 3.91;p=0.05) were noted. In addition to that over all sleep quality (11.24 +/- 3.89 to 6.70 +/- 3.51) and quality of life also improved among the patients after the 14 days OM chanting. Conclusion: The practice of OM chanting for two weeks showed notable reduction in the DASS-21 in comparison to the first base assessment. The increase in the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index was also recorded. In further, larger sample size and long-term intervention will be studied with a robust research design.