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Int. j. clin. health psychol. (Internet) ; 20(3): 183-191, sept.-dic. 2020. tab, graf
Artigo em Inglês | IBECS | ID: ibc-190835

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BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: The outbreak of COVID-19 and the lack of vaccine made extraordinary actions such as social distancing necessary. While some individuals experience the restrictions on daily life as a heavy burden, others adapt to the situation and try to make the best of it. The present longitudinal study investigated the extent and predictors of the burden induced by the outbreak of COVID-19 in Germany. METHOD: Data were assessed in October 2019 using the DASS-21 and the PMH-Scale, and in March 2020 adding a six-item measure of burden and a 2-item rating of sense of control. RESULTS: In a sample of 436 participants, about 28% stayed in self-quarantine, 22 persons had relevant symptoms and one person was positively tested for COVID-19. Most participants experienced medium to high levels of burden but tried to make the best of it. Stress symptoms in 2019 predicted a higher level of burden and PMH predicted a lower level of burden in March 2020. Remarkably, depression and anxiety symptoms did not significantly predict burden. The protective effect of PMH and the negative impact of stress symptoms were mediated by perceived sense of control. CONCLUSIONS: The results emphasize the protective effect of PMH in extraordinary situations such as the current outbreak of COVID-19


ANTECEDENTES/OBJETIVO: El brote COVID-19 y la falta de vacuna hicieron necesarias acciones extraordinarias como la distancia social. Algunas personas experimentan las restricciones en la vida diaria como sobrecarga emocional y otras se adaptan a la situación, tratando de sacar lo mejor de ella. Se investigó el alcance y predictores de sobrecarga emocional inducida por el COVID-19 en Alemania. MÉTODO: Se evaluaron niveles de estrés y salud mental positiva en octubre de 2019 con DASS-21 y Escala-PMH, y en marzo de 2020, agregando medidas de sobrecarga emocional y percepción de control. RESULTADOS: En una muestra de 436 participantes, el 28% permaneció en cuarentena, 22 personas tuvieron síntomas relevantes y una dio positivo en COVID-19. La mayoría experimentaron niveles de sobrecarga emocional medio-alto, aunque trataron de sobrellevar la situación lo mejor posible. Los síntomas de estrés en octubre 2019 predijeron un nivel de sobrecarga más elevado en marzo 2020 y, contrariamente, los niveles de salud mental positiva en octubre 2019 predijeron un menor nivel de sobrecarga emocional en marzo 2020. Sorprendentemente, los síntomas de depresión y ansiedad no predijeron la sensación de sobrecarga posterior. El efecto protector de la salud mental positiva y el impacto negativo de los síntomas de estrés fueron mediados por la percepción de control. CONCLUSIONES: Se resalta el efecto protector de la salud mental positiva en situaciones extraordinarias como el brote COVID-19


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Humanos , Masculino , Feminino , Adulto Jovem , Adulto , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Idoso , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/psicologia , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/psicologia , Pandemias , Quarentena/psicologia , Adaptação Psicológica , Estresse Psicológico/psicologia , Depressão/psicologia , Ansiedade/psicologia , Estudos Longitudinais , Estudos Prospectivos , Alemanha Ocidental/epidemiologia
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BMC Psychiatry ; 20(1): 491, 2020 10 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33023563

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BACKGROUND: COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented health and economic impact. Psychological stress, anxiety and depression are affecting not only COVID-19 patients but also health professionals, and general population. Fear of contracting COVID-19, forced restrictive social measures, and economic hardship are causing mental trauma. Nepal is a developing country from South Asia where the COVID-19 pandemic is still evolving. This online survey has been carried out to understand impact of COVID- 19 on mental health of Nepalese community dwellers. METHODS: The COVID-19 Peritraumatic Distress Index (CPDI) questionnaire adapted from the Shanghai Mental Health Centre was used for online data collection from 11 April-17 May 2020. Collected data were extracted to Microsoft excel-13 and imported and analyzed using SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) version-22. An initial univariate analysis was conducted for all variables to assess the distribution. Logistic regression analyses were done to estimate the odds ratios of relevant predicting variables. RESULTS: A total of 410 participants completed the self-rated questionnaires. Mean age of study participants was 34.8 ± 11.7 years with male preponderance. 88.5% of the respondents were not in distress (score less than 28) while, 11% had mild to moderate distress and 0.5% had severe distress. The prevalence of distress is higher among age group > 45 years, female gender, and post-secondary education group. Health professional were more likely to get distressed. Respondents with post-secondary education had higher odds (OR = 3.32; p = 0.020) of developing distress as compared to respondents with secondary education or lower. CONCLUSION: There is lower rate of psychological distress in city dwellers and people with low education. Adequate intervention and evaluation into mental health awareness, and psychosocial support focused primarily on health care workers, female and elderly individuals is necessary.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Angústia Psicológica , Estresse Psicológico/epidemiologia , Adulto , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Nepal/epidemiologia , Prevalência , Fatores Socioeconômicos , Estresse Psicológico/psicologia , Inquéritos e Questionários
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J Affect Disord ; 277: 842-849, 2020 12 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33065825

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BACKGROUND: Strict confinement and social distancing measures have been imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in many countries. The aim was to assess the temporal evolution of the psychological impact of the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown from two surveys, separated by one month, performed in Spain. METHODS: Symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress, and the psychological impact of the situation were longitudinally analyzed using the Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-21) and the Impact of Event Scale (IES) respectively. RESULTS: There was a total of 4,724 responses from both surveys. Symptomatic scores of anxiety, depression and stress were exhibited by 37.22%, 46.42% and 49.66% of the second survey respondents, showing a significant increase compared to the first survey (32.45%, 44.11% and 37.01%, respectively). There was no significant longitudinal change of the IES scores, with 48.30% of the second survey participants showing moderate to severe impact of the confinement. Constant news consumption about COVID-19 was found to be positively associated with symptomatic scores in the different scales, and daily physical activity to be negatively associated with DASS-21 scores. CONCLUSIONS: Results indicated a temporal increase of anxiety, depression and stress scores during the COVID-19 lockdown. Factors such as age, consumption of information about COVID-19 and physical activity seem to have an important impact on the evolution of psychological symptoms.


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Ansiedade/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus , Depressão/epidemiologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Estresse Psicológico/epidemiologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Ansiedade/psicologia , Betacoronavirus , Depressão/psicologia , Exercício Físico/psicologia , Feminino , Humanos , Estudos Longitudinais , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Espanha/epidemiologia , Estresse Psicológico/psicologia , Inquéritos e Questionários , Adulto Jovem
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J Affect Disord ; 277: 893-900, 2020 12 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33065831

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BACKGROUND: The mental health status caused by major epidemics is serious and lasting. At present, there are few studies about the lasting mental health effects of COVID-19 outbreak. The purpose of this study was to investigate the mental health of the Chinese public during the long-term COVID-19 outbreak. METHODS: A total of 1172 online questionnaires were collected, covering demographical information and 8 common psychological states: depression, anxiety, somatization, stress, psychological resilience, suicidal ideation and behavior, insomnia, and stress disorder. In addition, the geographical and temporal distributions of different mental states were plotted. RESULTS: Overall, 30.1% of smokers increased smoking, while 11.3% of drinkers increased alcohol consumption. The prevalence rates of depression, anxiety, mental health problems, high risk of suicidal and behavior, clinical insomnia, clinical post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms, moderate-to-high levels of perceived stress were 18.8%, 13.3%, 7.6%, 2.8%, 7.2%, 7.0%, and 67.9%, respectively. Further, the geographical distribution showed that the mental status in some provinces/autonomous regions/municipalities was relatively more serious. The temporal distribution showed that the psychological state of the participants was relatively poorer on February 20, 24 to 26 and March 25, especially on March 25. LIMITATIONS: This cross-sectional design cannot make causal inferences. The snowball sampling was not representative enough. CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest that the prevalence rate of mental disorders in the Chinese public is relatively low in the second month of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, people's mental state is affected by the geographical and temporal distributions.


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Ansiedade/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus , Depressão/epidemiologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Transtornos Somatoformes/epidemiologia , Transtornos de Estresse Pós-Traumáticos/epidemiologia , Ideação Suicida , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Consumo de Bebidas Alcoólicas/epidemiologia , Consumo de Bebidas Alcoólicas/psicologia , Ansiedade/psicologia , Betacoronavirus , China/epidemiologia , Estudos Transversais , Depressão/psicologia , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Saúde Mental , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prevalência , Resiliência Psicológica , Distúrbios do Início e da Manutenção do Sono/epidemiologia , Fumar/epidemiologia , Fumar/psicologia , Transtornos Somatoformes/psicologia , Transtornos de Estresse Pós-Traumáticos/psicologia , Estresse Psicológico/epidemiologia , Estresse Psicológico/psicologia , Inquéritos e Questionários , Adulto Jovem
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BMC Psychol ; 8(1): 109, 2020 Oct 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33081845

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BACKGROUND: This study explored the psychometric properties and dimensionality of the Stress of Conscience Questionnaire (SCQ) in a sample of health professionals from a tertiary-level Australian hospital. The SCQ, a measure of stress of conscience, is a recently developed nine-item instrument for assessing frequently encountered stressful situations in health care, and the degree to which they trouble the conscience of health professionals. This is relevant because stress of conscience has been associated with negative experiences such as job strain and/or burnout. The validity of SCQ has not been explored beyond Scandinavian contexts. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 253 health professionals was undertaken in 2015. The analysis involved estimates of reliability, variability and dimensionality. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) were used to explore dimensionality and theoretical model fit respectively. RESULTS: Cronbach's alpha of 0.84 showed internal consistency reliability. All individual items of the SCQ (N = 9) met the cut-off criteria for item-total correlations (> 0.3) indicating acceptable homogeneity. Adequate variability was confirmed for most of the items, with some items indicating floor or ceiling effects. EFA retained a single latent factor with adequate factor loadings for a unidimensional structure. When the two-factor model was compared to the one-factor model, the latter achieved better goodness of fit supporting a one-factor model for the SCQ. CONCLUSION: The SCQ, as a unidimensional measure of stress of conscience, achieved adequate reliability and variability in this study. Due to unidimensionality of the tool, summation of a total score can be a meaningful way forward to summarise and communicate results from future studies, enabling international comparisons. However, further exploration of the questionnaire in other cultures and clinical settings is recommended to explore the stability of the latent one-factor structure.


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Consciência , Pessoal de Saúde/psicologia , Psicometria , Estresse Psicológico/psicologia , Inquéritos e Questionários , Centros de Atenção Terciária , Adulto , Austrália , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Adulto Jovem
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JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc ; 58(229): 690-695, 2020 Sep 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33068093

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INTRODUCTION: COVID-19 infection is caused by a new strain of SARS CoV-2 virus, which transmits directly from person-to-person and has become a pandemic. To counteract this, actions related to mass quarantines or stay-at-home orders have been used termed as lockdown. This study aims to study lifestyle, behaviour, perception and practice of people regarding during the lockdown. METHODS: An online survey was conducted with structured questionnaire in Google forms after ethical approval from Nepal Health Research Council (Ref-2631). The attributes of knowledge, attitude and practices were explored using multiple-choice questions and results were statistically analysed using Microsoft excel. RESULTS: Five hundred fifty-five respondents completed the survey with 280 (50.5%) males and 275 (49.5%) female. The knowledge regarding viral pandemic was increased in 496 (89.3%) respondents. 424 (76.4%) people developed stress due to pandemic. Three hundred fifty three (63.6%) were adversely affected by professional works or suffered economic loss in business. More than 42% participants are using their time for study in personal development, online classes etc. Conclusions: The knowledge of viral pandemic as well as personal hygiene habits have improved in majority of people but many also developed stress. They were convinced that lockdown lowered transmission of infection which in turn affected lifestyle behaviour and practices. Practicing social distancing becomes too difficult for the poor in the absence of proper social security system and government support. E-Learning has become more acceptable due to lockdown. Further studies with in-person interviews are warranted.


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Infecções por Coronavirus , Conhecimentos, Atitudes e Prática em Saúde , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Adulto , Betacoronavirus , Status Econômico , Educação a Distância , Emprego , Feminino , Luvas Protetoras , Higiene das Mãos , Higienizadores de Mão , Humanos , Higiene , Masculino , Máscaras , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Nepal , Quarentena , Estresse Psicológico/psicologia , Adulto Jovem
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Nutrients ; 12(10)2020 Sep 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32987773

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Emotional eating (EE) is prevalent among women and is associated with obesity. The coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and mandatory quarantine increased the risk of mental symptoms and, inferentially, emotional eating (EE). We investigated the EE prevalence and predictors during this pandemic. Overall, 638 women, ages 18-39, completed an online survey incorporating the Emotional Eating Scale, Perceived Stress Scale, Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 Scale, Patient Health Questionnaire-9, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, and Global Physical Activity Questionnaire. We asked about nutrition and collected data on weight, height, and pandemic responses. Most respondents (47.2%) reported low EE; 40.4% were "moderate" and 12.4% "high" emotional eaters; 42.8% reported depression, 27% anxiety, 71% moderate stress, and 12.5% severe stress. The main EE indicators/predictors were fat intake (ß = 0.192, p = 0.004), number of meals (ß = 0.187, p < 0.001), sugar consumption (ß = 0.150, p < 0.001), body mass index (ß = 0.149, p < 0.001), stress (ß = 0.143, p = 0.004), energy intake (ß = 0.134, p = 0.04), and fast food intake frequency (ß = 0.111, p < 0.01). EE score correlated negatively with increased family income (ß = -0.081, p = 0.049). Higher stress correlated with worse sleep, less sleep, and less physical activity. Emotional eating is common among young Saudi women during the pandemic. We recommend healthy food choices and increased physical activity to improve sleep and mitigate stress.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Dieta Saudável/psicologia , Emoções , Transtornos da Alimentação e da Ingestão de Alimentos/epidemiologia , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Quarentena/psicologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Ansiedade/epidemiologia , Ansiedade/psicologia , Betacoronavirus , Inquéritos sobre Dietas , Ingestão de Alimentos/psicologia , Comportamento Alimentar/psicologia , Transtornos da Alimentação e da Ingestão de Alimentos/psicologia , Feminino , Humanos , Prevalência , Fatores de Risco , Arábia Saudita/epidemiologia , Estresse Psicológico/epidemiologia , Estresse Psicológico/psicologia , Adulto Jovem
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Soins Gerontol ; 25(145): 40-45, 2020.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988487

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A significant proportion of elderly people suffering from neurodegenerative pathologies are cared for by an informal caregiver. From the earliest stages of the disease, the psychological and behavioural disorders of patients constitute stress and anxiety factors for their caregivers. Mindfulness meditation has proven its usefulness in the management of anxiety. A study proposes caregiver management based on a mindfulness meditation program.


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Cuidadores/psicologia , Meditação/psicologia , Atenção Plena , Idoso , Ansiedade/prevenção & controle , Humanos , Estresse Psicológico/psicologia
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Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol ; 253: 148-153, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32866858

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OBJECTIVE(S): to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on infertile couples' emotions, anxiety and future plans. STUDY DESIGN: An observational study was perfomed by Italian ART centers and online forums. In this study, infertile couples candidate to ART and whose treatment was blocked due to the COVID-19 lockdown were enrolled through an online survey. The psychological impact of COVID-19 was measured by Impact of Event Scale-Revised (IES-R) and by a short form of the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI); Self-perceived anxiety related either to pregnancy safety and to economic crisis measured by VAS scale. RESULTS: 627 patients completed the survey. The COVID-19 lock-down had a moderate/severe psychological impact on infertile patients (mean IES-R score 36.4 ± 16.6). The mean STAI score was 49.8 ± 15.3, with an overall incidence of STAI > 36 of 71 %. The mean VAS scale for anxiety perception was 45.3 ± 15.3. Women were more emotionally distressed, anxious and depressed than men (36.8 ± 16.4 vs 31.0 ± 18.4 for IES-R, respectively; p = 0.03). Notwithstanding the uncertainty about pregnancy safety, 64.6 % of respondents chose to maintain their reproductive programme. Economic crisis induced 11.5 % of the surveyed patients to give up their ART program. Respondents who had at least one relative affected by COVID-19 had a significantly higher IES-R score and anxiety VAS, but not higher STAI scores, than patients belonging to unaffected families. CONCLUSION(S): COVID-19 pandemic itself and the recommendation to stop ART program generated higher distress levels in infertile couples. The psychological impact of COVID-19 pandemic in infertility patients should not be underestimated, and a specific psychological support should be planned.


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Ansiedade/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/psicologia , Infertilidade/psicologia , Pneumonia Viral/psicologia , Quarentena/psicologia , Estresse Psicológico/epidemiologia , Adulto , Ansiedade/psicologia , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Emoções , Feminino , Nível de Saúde , Humanos , Itália/epidemiologia , Masculino , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Gravidez , Complicações Infecciosas na Gravidez/prevenção & controle , Complicações Infecciosas na Gravidez/psicologia , Complicações Infecciosas na Gravidez/virologia , Técnicas de Reprodução Assistida/psicologia , Estresse Psicológico/psicologia , Inquéritos e Questionários
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Work ; 66(4): 731-737, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32925134

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BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic has become a major cause of stress and anxiety worldwide. Due to the global lockdown, work, employment, businesses and the economic climate have been severely affected. It has generated stress among people from all sections of society, especially to workers who have been assigned to cater to healthcare service or those constrained to secure daily essential items. It is widely perceived that elderly or those affected by diabetes, hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases are prone to COVID-19. As per an ongoing survey, the initial data shows that the above-mentioned anxiety and stress cause insomnia, and has the considerable potential to weaken the immune system, the sole protection against the virus. OBJECTIVE: This study focuses on the need of Yoga practice at work places and at home during the global lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. METHODS: Literature was searched using PubMed and Google Scholar for COVID-19-related stress and anxiety at work and society due to the worldwide lockdown. The predisposing comorbidities, viral mechanism of action and treatment regimen were also searched. Yoga-based intervention studies and online programs were also searched. RESULTS: As the lockdown cannot last forever and workplaces will have to be functional soon, there is an increased possibility of recurrent infection. Therefore, Yoga can provide the necessary tool for risk reduction, amelioration of stress and anxiety and strengthening of the immune function. The online platforms provide a good media for Yoga training at work places and homes. CONCLUSION: Due to social distancing norms, the availability of Yoga trainers has become restricted. Yoga practice is actively sought to achieve reduced anxiety and stress so that improved sleep may positively impact immunity. As a consequence, there is a spurt in social media, catering to daily online Yoga sessions which apparently prove useful in providing accessible means to achieve mental as well as physical well-being.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/psicologia , Sistema Imunitário/fisiologia , Pneumonia Viral/psicologia , Distúrbios do Início e da Manutenção do Sono/prevenção & controle , Telecomunicações , Ioga , Ansiedade/complicações , Ansiedade/psicologia , Ansiedade/reabilitação , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Humanos , Controle de Infecções/normas , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Distúrbios do Início e da Manutenção do Sono/imunologia , Distúrbios do Início e da Manutenção do Sono/fisiopatologia , Distúrbios do Início e da Manutenção do Sono/psicologia , Distância Social , Estresse Psicológico/complicações , Estresse Psicológico/psicologia , Estresse Psicológico/reabilitação , Local de Trabalho/psicologia
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Inquiry ; 57: 46958020957114, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32900271

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A novel coronavirus pneumonia broke out and gradually developed into a global public health problem. Health care workers, especially nurses, suffered from great occupational pressure and psychological distress during the outbreak of infectious diseases. We performed a cross-sectional survey to investigate the psychological status and self-efficacy of nurses in public hospital during COVID-19 outbreak between 16th and 25th February 2020. A total of 223 nurses participated in this study. The prevalence of anxiety and depression symptoms was 40.8% (CI 95%: 34.4%-47.2%) and 26.4% (CI 95%: 20.6%-42.2%), respectively. There was no difference in the prevalence of anxiety symptoms among demographic variables. There was significant differences in the prevalence of depression symptoms according to professional titles (P = .020). The mean score of self-efficacy was 25.90 ± 7.55. The self-efficacy was negatively correlated with anxiety (r = -0.161, P < .05). The psychological status of nurses in public hospital during COVID-19 outbreak needs our attention. Improving nurses' self-efficacy in dealing with emerging infectious diseases may be helpful to their psychology.


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Ansiedade/psicologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/psicologia , Depressão/psicologia , Recursos Humanos de Enfermagem no Hospital/psicologia , Pneumonia Viral/psicologia , Autoeficácia , Adulto , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/enfermagem , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Saúde Mental , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/enfermagem , Estresse Psicológico/psicologia , Inquéritos e Questionários , Adulto Jovem
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J Appl Psychol ; 105(10): 1073-1087, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32866024

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Employees around the world have experienced sudden, significant changes in their work and family roles due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, applied psychologists have limited understanding of how employee experiences of work-family conflict and enrichment have been affected by this event and what organizations can do to ensure better employee functioning during such societal crises. Adopting a person-centered approach, we examine transitions in employees' work-family interfaces from before COVID-19 to after its onset. First, in Study 1, using latent profile analysis (N = 379; nonpandemic data), we identify profiles of bidirectional conflict and enrichment, including beneficial (low conflict and high enrichment), active (medium conflict and enrichment), and passive (low conflict and enrichment). In Study 2, with data collected before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, we replicate Study 1 profiles and explore whether employees transition between work-family profiles during the pandemic. Results suggest that although many remain in prepandemic profiles, positive (from active/passive to beneficial) and negative (from beneficial to active/passive) transitions occurred for a meaningful proportion of respondents. People were more likely to go through negative transitions if they had high segmentation preferences, engaged in emotion-focused coping, experienced higher technostress, and had less compassionate supervisors. In turn, negative transitions were associated with negative employee consequences during the pandemic (e.g., lower job satisfaction and job performance, and higher turnover intent). We discuss implications for future research and for managing during societal crises, both present and future. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved).


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/psicologia , Conflito Familiar/psicologia , Satisfação no Emprego , Pneumonia Viral/psicologia , Estresse Psicológico/psicologia , Desempenho Profissional/estatística & dados numéricos , Adaptação Psicológica , Adulto , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Empatia , Feminino , Humanos , Análise de Classes Latentes , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Reorganização de Recursos Humanos/estatística & dados numéricos , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Estresse Psicológico/etiologia
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32916996

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This study aimed to explore changes in psychological responses (perceived stress, traumatic stress, stigma, coping) over time in residents, as well as their predictors. The level of perceived stress, traumatic stress, stigma, and coping responses were assessed using the Perceived Stress Scale, Impact of Event-Revised, Healthcare Workers Stigma Scale, and Brief Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced (COPE) Inventory, respectively. We collected responses from 274 residents at baseline and 221 residents at 3 months follow-up (timepoint 2) from the National Healthcare Group (NHG) residency programs in Singapore. All residents reported lower perceived stress and lower perceived stigma compared to baseline. Use of avoidance coping was associated with all three psychological responses (perceived stress, traumatic stress, and stigma) across the two timepoints. Compared to baseline, specific factors associated with perceived stress and traumatic stress at timepoint 2 were living alone, less problem solving, and seeking social support. Residency programs should encourage active coping strategies (e.g., seeking social support, positive thinking, problem solving) among residents, and proactively identify residents who may be at higher risk of psychological sequelae due to circumstances that contribute to isolation.


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Adaptação Psicológica , Infecções por Coronavirus/psicologia , Internato e Residência/estatística & dados numéricos , Médicos/psicologia , Pneumonia Viral/psicologia , Estigma Social , Transtornos de Estresse Traumático/psicologia , Estresse Psicológico/psicologia , Adulto , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Humanos , Estudos Longitudinais , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Singapura , Estresse Psicológico/etnologia
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Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi ; 67(8): 509-517, 2020.
Artigo em Japonês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32879237

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Objective To explore health-related and socioeconomic factors that can predict future deterioration in Psychological Distress Scale (K6) scores.Method We conducted a baseline (2010, 2011) self-administered questionnaire survey of the Kobe Orthopedic and Biomedical Epidemiological study (KOBE study) involving 1,117 participants who had no previous history of cancer or cardiovascular diseases and were not under treatment for hypertension, diabetes, or dyslipidemia. We used the Japanese K6 as an indicator of stress and defined K6≧5 points as a high-stress group and K6<5 points as a low-stress group. A four-year follow-up survey (2014, 2015) was conducted on 1,004 people (follow-up rate of 90%). We excluded 39 participants with missing values, and 185 people whose K6 score was higher than 5 points at baseline. A final total of 780 participants' scores were examined for: gender, age, living situation, physical activity level, average sleep time, as well as the K6 score, the Japanese Hearing Handicap Inventory for Elderly (HHIE-S), and the Japanese Oswestry Disability Index (ODI). We conducted a logistic regression analysis using K6≧5 points at the four-year follow-up survey as the dependent variable and each factor at the baseline survey as the independent variable.Results Of the 780 subjects analyzed, 132 (16.9%) were highly stressed (K6≧5 points) at the four-year follow-up point. A logistic regression analysis found age (40s/70s) (odds ratio 3.38, 95% confidence interval 1.45-7.86), living situation (single/living together) (odds ratio 1.98, 95% confidence interval 1.07-3.68), and ODI scores (every 1%) (odds ratio 1.05, 95% confidence interval 1.01-1.09), to all be significantly associated with high stress.Conclusion This study suggests that age, living situation, and ODI scores are related to future stress.


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Estresse Psicológico/diagnóstico , População Urbana , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Feminino , Seguimentos , Previsões , Humanos , Japão , Modelos Logísticos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Características de Residência , Fatores Socioeconômicos , Estresse Psicológico/psicologia , Inquéritos e Questionários
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Z Kinder Jugendpsychiatr Psychother ; 48(5): 369-379, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Alemão | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32880227

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Effectiveness of stabilization training for adolescent refugees with trauma-induced disorders: A randomized controlled trial Abstract. Unaccompanied minor refugees (UMR) are a group particularly vulnerable to mental illness. They pose a great challenge not only for child and youth psychiatric and psychotherapeutic care, but also for youth-welfare institutions. The study examines the effectiveness of Stabilization Training for Adolescent Refugees with Trauma Induced Disorders in inpatient youth-welfare facilities. Methods: We conducted a randomized controlled trial with pre-post design in a naturalistic setting, randomly assigning 9 housing groups for UMRs to the intervention or waiting control condition. The mental stress of 46 UMRs was assessed by both self-report and educational staff-report. Two educational staff members conducted the Stabilization Training for Adolescent Refugees with Trauma Induced Disorders as an intervention in each of the respective residential groups. Results: Participation in training led to a reduction in subjective general psychological stress. At the end of the training, psychological stress in self-judgment was significantly lower in the intervention group than in the waiting control condition. The effectiveness of the training is apparently not reflected by educational staff assessments. Conclusions: Stabilization training is a suitable instrument for the preclinical care of UMR and thus an essential basis for further psychotherapy.


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Psicoterapia , Refugiados/psicologia , Transtornos de Estresse Pós-Traumáticos/psicologia , Transtornos de Estresse Pós-Traumáticos/terapia , Estresse Psicológico/psicologia , Estresse Psicológico/terapia , Adolescente , Humanos , Resultado do Tratamento
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JAMA Netw Open ; 3(9): e2019686, 2020 09 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32876685

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Importance: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and the policies to contain it have been a near ubiquitous exposure in the US with unknown effects on depression symptoms. Objective: To estimate the prevalence of and risk factors associated with depression symptoms among US adults during vs before the COVID-19 pandemic. Design, Setting, and Participants: This nationally representative survey study used 2 population-based surveys of US adults aged 18 or older. During COVID-19, estimates were derived from the COVID-19 and Life Stressors Impact on Mental Health and Well-being study, conducted from March 31, 2020, to April 13, 2020. Before COVID-19 estimates were derived from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, conducted from 2017 to 2018. Data were analyzed from April 15 to 20, 2020. Exposures: The COVID-19 pandemic and outcomes associated with the measures to mitigate it. Main Outcomes and Measures: Depression symptoms, defined using the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 cutoff of 10 or higher. Categories of depression symptoms were defined as none (score, 0-4), mild (score, 5-9), moderate (score, 10-14), moderately severe (score, 15-19), and severe (score, ≥20). Results: A total of 1470 participants completed the COVID-19 and Life Stressors Impact on Mental Health and Well-being survey (completion rate, 64.3%), and after removing those with missing data, the final during-COVID-19 sample included 1441 participants (619 participants [43.0%] aged 18-39 years; 723 [50.2%] men; 933 [64.7%] non-Hispanic White). The pre-COVID-19 sample included 5065 participants (1704 participants [37.8%] aged 18-39 years; 2588 [51.4%] women; 1790 [62.9%] non-Hispanic White). Depression symptom prevalence was higher in every category during COVID-19 compared with before (mild: 24.6% [95% CI, 21.8%-27.7%] vs 16.2% [95% CI, 15.1%-17.4%]; moderate: 14.8% [95% CI, 12.6%-17.4%] vs 5.7% [95% CI, 4.8%-6.9%]; moderately severe: 7.9% [95% CI, 6.3%-9.8%] vs 2.1% [95% CI, 1.6%-2.8%]; severe: 5.1% [95% CI, 3.8%-6.9%] vs 0.7% [95% CI, 0.5%-0.9%]). Higher risk of depression symptoms during COVID-19 was associated with having lower income (odds ratio, 2.37 [95% CI, 1.26-4.43]), having less than $5000 in savings (odds ratio, 1.52 [95% CI, 1.02-2.26]), and exposure to more stressors (odds ratio, 3.05 [95% CI, 1.95-4.77]). Conclusions and Relevance: These findings suggest that prevalence of depression symptoms in the US was more than 3-fold higher during COVID-19 compared with before the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals with lower social resources, lower economic resources, and greater exposure to stressors (eg, job loss) reported a greater burden of depression symptoms. Post-COVID-19 plans should account for the probable increase in mental illness to come, particularly among at-risk populations.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Depressão/epidemiologia , Renda/estatística & dados numéricos , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Estresse Psicológico/epidemiologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Betacoronavirus , Depressão/psicologia , Escolaridade , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Estado Civil/estatística & dados numéricos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Questionário de Saúde do Paciente , Prevalência , Fatores de Risco , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Estresse Psicológico/psicologia , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia , Adulto Jovem
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32906604

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The COVID-19 pandemic poses a threat to global public health due to home confinement policies impacting on physical activity engagement and overall health. This study aimed to explore physical activity participation, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and levels of perceived stress among Chinese adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. An online survey was conducted between 25 February and 15 March 2020. A total of 645 surveys were completed. Participants reported increased sedentary time from pre-COVID-19 period to the COVID-19 pandemic period (p < 0.05). Over 80% of the sample engaged in either low or moderate intensity physical activity. Participants' average physical component summary score (PCS) and mental component summary score (MCS) for HRQoL were 75.3 (SD = 16.6) and 66.6 (SD = 19.3), respectively. More than half of participants (53.0%) reported moderate levels of stress. Significant correlations between physical activity participation, HRQoL, and levels of perceived stress were observed (p < 0.05). Prolonged sitting time was also found to have a negative effect on HRQoL (p < 0.05). During such periods of home confinement, public health strategies aimed at educating Chinese adults to enhance home-based physical activity may be necessary to maintain health on a population level.


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Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/psicologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/psicologia , Exercício Físico , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/psicologia , Qualidade de Vida , Estresse Psicológico/psicologia , Adulto , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Nível de Saúde , Humanos , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Inquéritos e Questionários
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Psychiatry Res ; 291: 113272, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32886958

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Nurses are acknowledged for their care and expertise on the front line of pandemics over the last century. The recent global impact of COVID-19 has been unprecedented and a parallel battle has also been fought by increasing numbers of nurses for their workplace mental health. Factors associated with nurses mental stress and consequence of suicide were identified from a retrospective analysis of six non-representative media case-reports in high and low resource countries. The need for a structured model of nursing workforce mental health preparation, monitoring, support and health care is essential to inform advocacy and timely intervention in pandemic response.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/psicologia , Enfermeiras e Enfermeiros/psicologia , Recursos Humanos de Enfermagem no Hospital/psicologia , Estresse Ocupacional/mortalidade , Pneumonia Viral/psicologia , Estresse Psicológico/mortalidade , Suicídio/estatística & dados numéricos , Local de Trabalho/psicologia , Adulto , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Humanos , Saúde Mental , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Estresse Psicológico/etiologia , Estresse Psicológico/psicologia , Suicídio/psicologia
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BMJ Open ; 10(9): e040620, 2020 09 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32933965

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OBJECTIVES: Previous pandemics have resulted in significant consequences for mental health. Here, we report the mental health sequelae of the COVID-19 pandemic in a UK cohort and examine modifiable and non-modifiable explanatory factors associated with mental health outcomes. We focus on the first wave of data collection, which examined short-term consequences for mental health, as reported during the first 4-6 weeks of social distancing measures being introduced. DESIGN: Cross-sectional online survey. SETTING: Community cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: N=3097 adults aged ≥18 years were recruited through a mainstream and social media campaign between 3 April 2020 and 30 April 2020. The cohort was predominantly female (n=2618); mean age 44 years; 10% (n=296) from minority ethnic groups; 50% (n=1559) described themselves as key workers and 20% (n=649) identified as having clinical risk factors putting them at increased risk of COVID-19. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Depression, anxiety and stress scores. RESULTS: Mean scores for depression ([Formula: see text] =7.69, SD=6.0), stress ([Formula: see text] =6.48, SD=3.3) and anxiety ([Formula: see text] = 6.48, SD=3.3) significantly exceeded population norms (all p<0.0001). Analysis of non-modifiable factors hypothesised to be associated with mental health outcomes indicated that being younger, female and in a recognised COVID-19 risk group were associated with increased stress, anxiety and depression, with the final multivariable models accounting for 7%-14% of variance. When adding modifiable factors, significant independent effects emerged for positive mood, perceived loneliness and worry about getting COVID-19 for all outcomes, with the final multivariable models accounting for 54%-57% of total variance. CONCLUSIONS: Increased psychological morbidity was evident in this UK sample and found to be more common in younger people, women and in individuals who identified as being in recognised COVID-19 risk groups. Public health and mental health interventions able to ameliorate perceptions of risk of COVID-19, worry about COVID-19 loneliness and boost positive mood may be effective.


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Ansiedade/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Depressão/epidemiologia , Emprego , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Estresse Psicológico/epidemiologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Afeto , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Ansiedade/psicologia , Betacoronavirus , Estudos de Coortes , Depressão/psicologia , Grupos Étnicos , Feminino , Humanos , Solidão/psicologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Grupos Minoritários , Pandemias , Fatores de Risco , Fatores Sexuais , Estresse Psicológico/psicologia , Inquéritos e Questionários , Reino Unido/epidemiologia , Adulto Jovem
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