Dr .Srisailamaiah Maheswara , Prof.V.Srikanth Reddy
In December 2019, the reports of a novel virus causing symptoms ranging from mild respiratory infection to pneumonia, to severe acute respiratory distress emerged from Wuhan, China, and prompted global concern. Since that time, this novel virus, known as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) or, SARS-CoV-2, has spread across the world. The virus, which was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020, has caused not only disease but also economic destruction (Meng2020) (Rockwell and Gilroy2020). According to World Health Organization (WHO), “Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)”. The WHO declared this a public medical crisis of worldwide importance. Then termed as a global pandemic due to the virus's rapid spread from human to human (Raju & Patil 2020).As COVID-19 is rapidly spreading across the globe, it has attracted significant attention and brought unprecedented changes in routine activities, in day-to-day behavioral patterns of the public. Strong social distance & restraint, lock down and quarantine measures to prevent the spread of the virus aimed at protecting the healthcare systems which have side-effects that might have a big impact on the elderly’s life. A global pandemic is accompanied by consequences across the world both physically and psychologically as a result of the unexpected and uncontrollable deaths and extraordinarily individual experiences that can impair mental health. Therefore, it is important to identify the impact of covid-19 on psychological functions of elderly.
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