Vol. 1 No. 2 (2022): July - December

Original Research Article

Depression among Indonesian citizens in the post-COVID-19 pandemic era: A descriptive survey

Eka Rokhmiati Wahyu Purnamasari
Universitas Indonesia Maju (UIMA), Program Studi Ners, Jakarta 12610, Indonesia
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Ronnell D. Dela Rosa
Philippine Women’s University, School of Nursing, 1743 Taft Avenue, Malate, 1004, Manila, Philippines | Bataan Peninsula State University, College of Nursing and Midwifery, City of Balanga 2100, Bataan, Philippines
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Abstract

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.

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Keywords

  • Depression,
  • Mental health,
  • Health Policy

How to Cite

Purnamasari, E. R. W., & Dela Rosa, R. D. Depression among Indonesian citizens in the post-COVID-19 pandemic era: A descriptive survey. Journal of Healthcare Administration, 1(2). https://doi.org/10.33546/joha.2333