Prevalence of Anxiety, Stress, Depression among Malaysian Adults during COVID-19 Pandemic Movement Control Order





Pandemic, Stress, Anxiety, Adults

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  • Asma Perveen Sultan Idris Education University
  • Hazalizah Hamzah Sultan Idris Education University
  • Azizah Othamn Sultan Idris Education University
  • Fatanah Ramlee Sultan Idris Education University


Background: The COVID- 19 virus is not only effecting physical health, but immensely effecting on psychological health. Objective: To evaluate the psychological health issues, stress, anxiety and depression, among the adult population during the movement control period of COVID-19. Design: Research study is cross-section design, online data collection through social media and internet. Methods and Material: Online cross-sectional survey was conduct (n=716) using Depression, Anxiety and Stress scale (DASS). Statistical analysis used: descriptive statistical analyses, to highlight the prevalence rate of psychological issues and coping response using SPSS. Results: The prevalence in score of Stress 70% (Mean=2.02), Anxiety 67% (Mean=1.71) and Depression 42.3% (Mean=2.28). Conclusions: There is significant prevalence of psychological health issues among adults during the adverse unavoidable circumstance due to COVID-19 Pandemic movement control order.

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Perveen A, Hamzah H, Othamn A, Ramlee F. Prevalence of Anxiety, Stress, Depression among Malaysian Adults during COVID-19 Pandemic Movement Control Order. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2020 Sep. 30 [cited 2023 Apr. 1];32(3):579-81. Available from:


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