Covid 19 Related Knowledge, Anxiety And Coping Strategies Among Players And Officials Of Men's National Football Team In Nepal

Authors

  • G. Bhattarai Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur Nepal
  • A. Bhattarai Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur Nepal
  • P. Sharma Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur Nepal
  • R. Shakya Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jpan.v10i1.40343

Keywords:

Football players, COVID anxiety, Coping mechanisms, knowledge

Abstract

Introduction: This study aims to assess the knowledge and anxiety about CoVID 19 and coping skills involved in dealing with the anxiety in National men’s football team .

Material And Method: Cross sectional analytic study with purposive sampling of members affiliated to Mens national football team who presented to Patan hospital for PCR testing. Tools used were knowledge about corona, fear of COVID 19 scale and Brief Cope Scale Total sample size of 44.

Results: Overall, more than 90% the respondents showed good knowledge about most of the facts about corona virus. The median scores of fear scale showed they were mostly neutral or in disagreement with anxiety statements related to COVID. They mostly adopted coping strategies of Active Coping, Planning, Acceptance, Positive Reframing and informational support while Substance use and Humor were the least used.

Conclusion: The respondents mostly showed good knowledge about corona virus disease, low to mild levels of anxiety and most importantly adopted adaptive coping skills in dealing with the stress.

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Author Biographies

G. Bhattarai, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur Nepal

Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry

A. Bhattarai, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur Nepal

Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry

P. Sharma, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur Nepal

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

R. Shakya, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur Nepal

Professor and Director, Patan Hospital

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Published

2021-10-14

How to Cite

Bhattarai, G., Bhattarai, A., Sharma, P., & Shakya, R. (2021). Covid 19 Related Knowledge, Anxiety And Coping Strategies Among Players And Officials Of Men’s National Football Team In Nepal. Journal of Psychiatrists’ Association of Nepal, 10(1), 24–30. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpan.v10i1.40343

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