Health status is a significant indicator of physical and mental wellbeing. Alterations in this can impact a person's lifestyle and fitness. In the current situation, i.e. global pandemic due to COVID-19, we can distinctly observe detrimental effects on health status.
Aim: Purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of quarantine due to COVID-19 novel coronavirus, on the health status.
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of the study of short quarantine questionnaire survey on health status of individuals
Material and Methodology: Total of 200 individuals of age 25 years and above participated in this survey. Close-ended formatted questions were given multiple-choices for answers to get a specific outcome. The form combined 19 survey questions, concerning work, pain or discomfort, activity levels during quarantine, sleeping pattern, presence of respiratory problems, etc.
Result: Positive findings of this study revealed that 71.5% of people are working from home. 43.5% of individuals adapted forward-leaned sitting posture along with increased work hours. Significant pain and discomfort was more in the lower back 36.5%, neck 35% and upper back 26.5%, than other areas of the body. 81.8% of people actively perform household chores and recreational activities. 55.5% reported being more active ere lockdown. 54.5% stated cancelled walks has affected their health.
Conclusion: Recorded outcome measures give an impression that since quarantine, the health status of people working from home has considerably been affected giving rise to pain due to increased work hours with improper sitting posture adaptation. Despite all other tasks, reduced activeness has affected health status distinctively.