Prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress among university going girls during the COVID-19 pandemic in Lucknow City, Uttar Pradesh, India

At a global level, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the WHO. During this crucial phase of the pandemic, people’s lives went through a rollercoaster, with lower life expectancy and greater fear of losing loved ones. In a cross-sectional study of 202 female students, the state of depression, anxiety and stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic was examined using DASS-21. t-test and ANOVA test were used for statistical analysis. The result indicates that the girls had moderate to extremely severe cases of depression, anxiety and stress which were associated with socio-demographic background and COVID-19 pandemic.