Depression among Indonesian citizens in the post-COVID-19 pandemic era: A descriptive survey
Copyright (c) 2022 Eka Rokhmiati Wahyu Purnamasari, Ronnell D. Dela Rosa
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Background: Depression is a common medical illness that affects a million of individuals around the world. The prevalence of depression is increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, but little is known if the depression persists in the post-pandemic.
Objective: This study aimed to describe the current status of depression among Indonesian citizens in urban areas.
Methods: A quantitative descriptive survey was used involving 105 Indonesian citizens conveniently selected from urban areas in Jakarta, Bogor, Tangerang, Depok, and Bekasi (JABODETABEK). Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) was used for online data collection using Google Forms from 6 September 2022 to 12 September 2022. Descriptive statistics were used for data analysis.
Results: Of the participants, 74.3% had no depression, and 25.7% had mild depression. Those having mild depression were mainly females, those aged 20-30 years, and those working in the health sector.
Conclusion: The study may provide a piece of basic information for healthcare professionals to provide mental health interventions, especially to reduce depression in the communities. However, further studies are needed to confirm the results.
- Mental health,
- Health Policy