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Lung India ; 39(SUPPL 1):S155, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-1857584

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Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has inflated the risks faced by healthcare workersand may increase their susceptibility to sleep and psychological problems. This cross-sectional observational study assessed the sleep and psychological problems due to the COVID-19 pandemic among healthcare workers of Employees State Insurance Corporation, an organized sector under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, India. Method: Logistic regression was used to evaluate factors associated with symptoms of anxiety, depression, insomnia and perceived stress among 492 healthcare workers in Employees State Insurance Corporation hospitals and dispensaries in Delhi and the National Capital Territory Region, India. Results: Logistic regression determined that factors of workplace type and frequency of hand washing were associated with anxiety;workplace type, job profile, occupation, formal COVID-19 training and adequate personal protective equipment were predictors of perceived stress;job profile was a common predictor of depression and insomnia;workplace type and formal COVID-19 training were associated with depression and insomnia, respectively. Limitations: This study was limited to healthcare workers in Employees State Insurance Corporation of Delhi and NCR which limits its generalizability to other regions of India. Conclusions: Healthcare workers are exposed to increased risk in the execution of their duties and require support to secure their wellbeing. Policies, systems for early detection of sleep and psychological problems, training, preparedness and efficacy in crisis management are suggested to reduce and prevent the occurrence of these problems among HCWs.

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International Management Conference, IMC 2021 ; : 73-80, 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1826307

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The ongoing pandemic has led to unprecedented disruption to the economies all over the world and exposed the vast majority of the population to the health-related financial shocks. It sets off a domino effect right from affecting the health of larger share of population to the economic policies pursued by the government to contain the spread of novel coronavirus. Countries have imposed temporary lockdowns and restored to social distancing. Unfortunately, such measures had huge economic costs in terms of poverty, income distribution and unemployment. With this context, this paper attempts to examine the impact of the COVID-19 containment measures on poverty and income inequality in India. It was observed that the COVID-19 not only exacerbates income inequality but also pushed many people into the extreme poverty. It clearly reflects that with poor health facilities and infrastructure, a large section of the society has suffered a huge real income shock that could jeopardized the country’s economic growth. Thus, from policy perspectives, the present economic crisis amid COVID-19 pandemic delineates the importance of placing social protection policies that is oriented towards vulnerable and marginalized households especially in the event of social shocks. © 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.

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Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion ; 37(SUPPL 1):S121, 2021.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-1638488

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Introduction: COVID-19, caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has spread across the globe,causing > 100,000 deaths in India in the first wave. The second wavewith its atypical undetected genetic mutation brings new trends indisease morbidity and significant variation in target organs, blood andblood components, especially new and some significant trends in thecoagulation parameters. The coagulopathy associated with COVID-19is characterized by thrombocytopenia, prolongation of the prothrombin time, high levels of D-dimer, elevated levels of fibrinogenand APTT. The levels of D-dimer correlate with disease severity andpredict the risk of thrombosis.Aims &Objectives: Predicting the severity and prognosis ofCOVID-19 patients in the Second Wave of the Pandemic by evaluating the coagulation markers like D-dimer (DD), Prothrombin Time(PT), Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (APTT), and Fibrinogen(Fb) in them.Materials &Methods: A total of 110 confirmed COVID 19 patientsduring the Second wave who were admitted at DR PRABHAKARKORE HOSPITAL, JNMC, BELAGAVI between March 2021 andJuly 2021 were categorized into mild, moderate and severe based onCO-RADS SCORE. The dynamic changes of DD, PT, APTT, and Fbwere studied and correlated with clinical findings and prognosis.Result: Coagulation variations occurred at the early stage of COVID-19 infection, with 79(71.81%) patients having significant increase inDD, 70(63.63%) patients having significant Fb increase, 53(48.18%)in PT and 57(51.81%) in APTT. In mild to moderate cases significantvariation of coagulation parameters was found in the first week ofadmission whereas in severe and critically ill cases the variationswere more in the last week of their hospital stay. Gender variation isnot significant in the study population. The above 50 yrs age grouphad poorer prognosis with higher variation and higher levels of all theparameters studied as compared to the age group below 50 yrs.Conclusions: Coagulation parameters could be used as significantindicators in predicting the severity and prognosis of COVID-19patients in the Second Wave.

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Social Behavior Research & Health ; 5(2):760-772, 2021.
Article in English | GIM | ID: covidwho-1635554

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Background: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (COVID-19) has affected over 250 million people globally and resulted in over 5 million deaths since it was first reported in November 2019.

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International Journal of Innovation Science ; 2021.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1281934

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Purpose: Banking industry has no option but to remain observant and redraft the contagion playbook as per the situation evolves owing to COVID-19. Therefore, this study aims to develop a model to examine empirically how effectively complaints are handled to control customer retaliation and negative e-word of mouth (eWOM) in such a pandemic situation, where banking institutions are using social media as a key platform. Design/methodology/approach: A self-administered questionnaire was distributed among 309 participants who had encountered service failure and experienced complaint handling on Facebook. This study draws upon prevailing literature to test a series of hypotheses through structural equation modeling. Findings: The findings show that effective complaint handling has a negative influence on customer retaliation in the social media environment. As a result, customer retaliation was found to have a positive association with negative eWOM. Therefore, this study has revealed that effective complaint handling will lead to decrease in customer retaliation and negative eWOM. Practical implications: This study carries an understanding of effective complaint handling efforts by leading banks in the social media environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study recommends that customized and effective efforts by the banks can influence customer retaliation and negative e-WOM. Originality/value: The study is conducted during COVID-19 pandemic considering the impact of COVID-19 on banking sector, which is a new phenomenon. This study has highlighted how banks have modified their working methodology during pandemic situation by using Facebook as a prominent platform to redress customers’ issues and complaints. © 2021, Emerald Publishing Limited.

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