COVID-19 pandemic lockdown caused sudden and drastic alteration in the daily routine, which resulted in a psychological burden for the general population. So the study aimed to study the effect of lockdown on mental health and its correlation with physical health among healthy working adults. This qualitative, cross-sectional study was conducted in Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, the southernmost state of India. A convenient sample of 590 healthy working adults was participated and completed a self-administered questionnaire. A paired t-test was used to compare the mean score of physical and mental health. Pearson correlation test was used to determine the correlation between physical symptoms and mental health. Descriptive statistics were used to describe the frequencies of variables. A significant P value was set at 0.05 at 95% confidence interval. The results showed that more than half (56.6%) of participants were reported that they had good physical health, on the other side more than half (55.1%) of participants reported that they had an average level of mental health during the lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic. The physical symptoms like headache, sleeping pattern, gas trouble, indigestion, and palpitation were had a correlation with mental health. In conclusion, Covid-19 pandemic had a significant effect on the physical and mental health of the working adult population. Particularly, it affected the mental health of people which eventually had various noticeable effects on physical health also.
COVID-19, Pandemic, Lockdown, Physical health, Mental Health, Correlation