2020, Vol. 3, Issue 4, Part C
Pain evaluation response during COVID-19 lockdown on school going children: A cross sectional study
Author(s): Dr. Jaya Lalwani, Dr. Surbhi Dubey and Dr. Deepa Chakrabarti
Abstract: COVID 19 pandemic and lockdown as a measure to contain it has a severe psychological impact on children affecting their social, behavioral, emotional and somatic aspects. This study was undertaken in the cities of Raipur and Kolkata from 15th April to 31st May on urban school going children aged 5-15 years. A questionnaire comprising of four categories with 5 questions each of social, behavioral, emotional and somatic response was handed over to be answered. Each YES answer scored one point. The total points scored were compared between each category. Comments about corona virus and lockdown were also noted. Pain was inflicted by inflating BP cuff and holding till pain was perceived which was plotted on VAS scale. Significant impact on emotional and behavioral aspect of urban children was noted whereas pain response in term of Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) score was found to be non-significant. Lockdown and the resulting confinement has significant effects on emotional and behavioral response of urban school going children. This study was aimed at evaluation of these psychosomatic factors in term of Pain Evaluation Response (PER) by correlating them with pain response.
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Dr. Jaya Lalwani, Dr. Surbhi Dubey, Dr. Deepa Chakrabarti. Pain evaluation response during COVID-19 lockdown on school going children: A cross sectional study. Int J Med Anesthesiology 2020;3(4):181-185. DOI: 10.33545/26643766.2020.v3.i4c.185