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Front Psychiatry ; 13: 940281, 2022.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2199407

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Objective: The objective of this study is to explore the association of problem gambling with demographics, psychological distress, and gaming behavior in young adult gacha gamers in Hong Kong. Materials and methods: Cross-sectional data was collected in the first and fifth waves of COVID-19 pandemic in Hong Kong online. Participants who aged 18-25 years and had been playing gacha games over the past 12 months were recruited. Stepwise multiple regression was used to explore the association among risk of problem gambling, gaming behavior, participation in gaming activities and psychological distress. A two-sided p-value <0.05 was considered as statistical significance. Results: Three hundred and thirty-seven completed questionnaires were received with no missing data. 34.7% (n = 117) of the participants had non/low-risk of problem gambling. About 40% (n = 136) of them had moderate-risk and the remaining 25% (n = 84) were at high risk of problem gambling. A higher proportion of female participants (78.6%) were found in high-risk group as compared to 39.7% and 55.6% only in the non/low-risk and moderate-risk groups, respectively. The regression model (R 2 = 0.513, F = 71.895, p < 0.001) showed that 51.3% of the variance of the total problem gambling score could be explained by stress, anxiety, monthly expenses on gacha purchases, number of motives for gacha purchase and number of gambling activities engaged. Conclusion: The present study provides empirical evidence to support the association between problem gambling and microtransaction especially for gacha which is the most popular type of video game microtransaction in Asia. The established regression model suggests that gacha gamers with higher risk of problem gambling tend to have greater stress, higher anxiety level, spend more on gacha purchase, have more motives for gacha purchases and engage in more gambling activities. In contrast to the extant literature, higher proportion of female participants in high-risk group indicates that female gacha gamers are also at very high risk of becoming problem gamblers.

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Frontiers in Public Health ; 10, 2022.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-2199475

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AimPsychological distress can be considered a maladaptive response to a stressful situation that occurs when external events or stressors impose demands that cannot be coped with. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the sociodemographic factors associated with psychological distress in dental interns from the Peruvian capital facing the COVID-19 pandemic. Materials and methodsThis analytical, observational, cross-sectional study was conducted on 392 Stomatology interns from the Peruvian capital from June to July 2022. The validated COVID-19 Peritraumatic Distress Index (CPDI) scale to detect the levels of psychological distress consisted of four dimensions: negative mood, changes in behavior and cognitive skills, fatigue and hyperreactivity, and somatization. Pearson's chi-square and Fisher's exact test were used for bivariable analysis. In addition, a logit model was used to assess the influence of variables: sex (X1), age group (X2), marital status (X3), monthly economic income (X4), working area in the capital city (X5), and living with people vulnerable to COVID-19 (X6), with the psychological distress levels, considering a significance p < 0.05. ResultsThe prevalence of psychological distress in dental interns was severe in 6.4% [95% confidence interval (CI): 3.9-8.8%] and mild in 37.8% (95% CI: 33.0-42.6%). According to bivariable analysis, the levels of psychological distress by COVID-19 were not significantly associated with sex (p = 0.190), age group (p = 0.418), marital status (p = 0.554), monthly economic income (p = 0.327), working area in the capital city (p = 0.993), and living with people vulnerable to COVID-19 (p = 0.134). In addition, according to the logistic regression analysis, none of the variables studied was considered an influential factor (p > 0.05) in psychological distress presented by dental interns. ConclusionThe 44.2% of dental interns from the Peruvian capital presented psychological distress facing the COVID-19 pandemic, without any of the possible associated variables of this study significantly affecting this behavioral disorder.

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BMC Psychiatry ; 22(1):808, 2022.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2196133

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BACKGROUND: The mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been profound. This paper outlines the study protocol for a trial that tests the efficacy of a brief group-based psychological intervention (Coping with COVID;CWC), relative to Supportive Counselling, to reduce distress associated with COVID-19 in a young adult population in Bangalore, India.

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Early Interv Psychiatry ; 2023.
Article in English | PubMed | ID: covidwho-2192551

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AIM: Social support and resilient coping can aid mental health. The aim of this study was to examine age effects of social support on men's resilient coping for psychological distress. METHODS: The sample consisted of 434 help-seeking Canadian men who completed standardized measures. Regression analyses tested a moderated moderation model, controlling for COVID-19 pandemic impact. RESULTS: Greater resilient coping was associated with lower psychological distress and this relationship was moderated by social support. Higher levels of social support had a significant positive effect on men's resilient coping for psychological distress. Findings indicated that younger men (18-24 years) were most positively buffered by social support. CONCLUSIONS: Social support appears to be particularly important for young men's coping response to psychological distress. This is an important finding in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, where social support networks have been challenged. Community-based and clinical programs and initiatives that proactively target young men's development of social connections and robust supportive networks, while bolstering their individual resilient coping skills, are likely to provide protections from psychological distress.

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Business and Society Review ; 2022.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-2192390

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The study aims to ascertain how different levels of society have been influenced by the impact of pandemics over the last many years. The study also determines the societal implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. The integrative literature survey method is adopted to extract the secondary data pertinent to the socio-economic effect of pandemics and COVID-19 on society. Primary data is collected to diagnose the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown on employees (N = 210) working in the Indian organized sector. Findings of the study suggest that pandemics have been a cause of economic slowdown measured with a fall in gross domestic product (GDP) at the macro level. The reduced level of economic activity is found to be negatively related to an individual socio-economic status building their psychological distress. The descriptive analysis of the data reveals that although employees have managed their jobs and finances during COVID-19, they have experienced stress in their lives due to the pandemic. The study assimilates the pandemic effect using inductive reasoning to develop a COVID quadrilateral conceptual framework.

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Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Conference: 11th Congress of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies, WFPICCS ; 23(11 Supplement 1), 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2190790

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BACKGROUND AND AIM: A child's critical illness is a stressful event for the entire family, causing significant emotional distress among parents and changes to family functioning. Family-centered care (FCC) has been endorsed by major professional organizations. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has abruptly caused modifications in visitation policies of PICUs in many countries. We hypothesized that caregivers with no or severely restricted access to PICUs would demonstrate elevated psychological distress compared to those who had limitless access to PICU. METHOD(S): Sociodemographics variables, levels of psychological distress, family functioning and ability to cope with stressful events were collected with an online survey in a group of caregivers (N=43) after their child hospitalization. A Pediatric Risk of Mortality-II (PRISM-II) score was calculated at child admission. Ratings of psychological distress were compared between caregivers with no/severely restricted (NA) and with limitless access (LA) to PICUs. All data were analyzed in the context of the Generalized Linear Model (GLZM). RESULT(S): Levels of depression, anxiety and the global severity index of psychological distress were significantly higher in NA with respect to LA (respectively LR chi2=9.885, p=0.001, LR chi2=5.54 p=0.08, LR chi2=6.928 p=0.008), correcting for gender, age, PRISM-II levels and personal ability to cope with stressful events. No significant effect of family functioning scores or other sociodemographic variables was found. CONCLUSION(S): Restrictions imposed to visitation policies in PICU during the pandemic negatively impacted on families' psychological well-being. A balance between safety of patients, families and health care professionals and meeting the needs of families is of utmost importance.

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Journal of Child Psychotherapy ; 48(3):351-361, 2022.
Article in English | CINAHL | ID: covidwho-2186731

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This paper was presented at the Association of Child Psychotherapy (ACP) annual conference, alongside images of birds' nests of all shapes and sizes, to illustrate their versatile and unique qualities specifically required for their young. It explores the experience of parenting children who come from 'other' worlds, with a focus on adoptive parents, and examines how parenting, or being parented by someone who appears to be so very different to ourselves, can be extremely complicated and can cause significant distress. The paper will refer to some of the challenges of being good enough or secure enough, when it comes to building 'home' or nest. These challenges are also experienced by professionals, who can feel that they have limited resources to offer these children given their complex needs. It can feel as though they are continuing the cycle of deprivation, balancing on the edge of the nest with vulnerable fledglings, and preparing them for flight which they may not yet be ready for. These themes are also relevant when considering the context and 'edginess' of our times – coming out of the pandemic, many of us have had the experience of being cast out of the workplace and other connected or communal spaces, feeling less protected at home, while being exposed to more of the threat normally held within our clinics. We have all found ourselves living in a changed world.

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Scientific Reports ; 12(1):22218, 2022.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2186030

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Perceived discrimination and work impairment are commonly observed in COVID-19 survivors, but their relationship has not been well understood. We aimed to evaluate the role of discrimination in the development of psychological distress and work impairment in COVID-19 survivors. From April 2020 to November 2021, 309 patients were recruited at two designated COVID-19 hospitals in Japan. Participants completed a standardized questionnaire including COVID-19 sequelae, psychological distress, impairments in work performance and perceived discrimination. The majority of participants (62.5%) experienced one or more COVID-19 sequelae. Psychological distress was observed in 36.9% and work impairment in 37.9%. In multivariate logistic regression analyses, COVID-19 sequelae and discrimination were associated with both psychological distress and work impairment. Mediation analysis demonstrated that the direct effect of sequelae on work impairment was non-significant after accounting for psychological distress, suggesting that the effect of sequelae on work impairment was mainly mediated through psychological distress. These findings were replicated in a subgroup analysis limited to patients with mild COVID-19. We conclude that discrimination plays an important role in the development of psychological distress and work impairment, and that both discrimination and psychological distress should be targets of intervention in COVID-19 survivors.

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Scientific Reports ; 12(1):21828, 2022.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2186027

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The social isolation and the subsequent, increased use of Social Networking Sites due to the COVID-19 pandemic have had an impact on subjective well-being around the world. The present longitudinal study examined whether changes in psychological distress and well-being during the Italian second wave of the pandemic differ among people with different levels of Problematic Facebook Use (PFU). A total of 493 participants (Mage = 24.55 +/- 7.25;80.3% females) completed measures of passive use of Facebook, social comparison orientation on Facebook, fear of missing out, psychological distress (depressive symptoms and fear of COVID-19 pandemic) and well-being across three waves. Latent class analysis (LCA) categorized participants into three groups with different PFU levels: healthy users, moderate PFU users, and high PFU users. Hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) showed that the between-person level (class membership) accounted for most of the variability in psychological distress and well-being. No significant changes were found in psychological distress and well-being over time, but the High PFU users showed greater levels of psychological distress and lower levels of well-being at each time point. The findings of this study suggest that the relationship between PFU, psychological distress and well-being may reflect trait-like time-invariant differences between individuals rather than state-like changes.

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J Affect Disord ; 2023.
Article in English | PubMed | ID: covidwho-2179960

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BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by a myriad of racist incidents targeting minorities in the U.S. Young adults are susceptible to direct and vicarious (indirect) pandemic-related racial discrimination. We sought to examine associations between both types of discrimination experiences and psychological distress among college students across different racial groups. METHODS: We analyzed self-reported data from 64,041 undergraduate students from the Spring 2021 American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment. Logistic regression examined odds of severe distress predicted by self-reported exposure to direct and vicarious racial discrimination. RESULTS: Even after controlling for sociodemographic characteristics and prior mental health diagnoses, there was a significant association between direct discrimination and distress among Asian (AOR: 1.3, p < 0.001), Hispanic (AOR: 1.6, p < 0.001), and Multiracial (AOR: 1.4, p < 0.001) students. Vicarious discrimination significantly predicted distress among White (AOR: 1.4, p < 0.001), Asian (AOR: 1.4, p < 0.001), Hispanic (AOR: 1.5, p < 0.001), and Multiracial (AOR: 1.3, p < 0.001) students. Black students did not exhibit significantly increased odds of distress associated with either direct or vicarious racial discrimination. LIMITATIONS: Self-reported variables are susceptible to recall bias. Minority racial group analyses may be underpowered. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings reveal an overall link between both direct and vicarious racial discrimination and distress across several racial groups. Further studies should examine effective mental health interventions and anti-racism initiatives to support students who have experienced both direct and vicarious discrimination due to COVID-19.

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Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ; 61(10 Supplement):S168, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2179858

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Objectives: Early childhood education (ECE) has been shown to increase cognitive-academic functioning, developmental outcomes, and social performance at the time of entering school with benefits persisting into adulthood. Turnover has been a longstanding issue in childcare, with estimates of 15%-25% of providers exiting the field each year. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased ECE workforce exit, leading to a crisis in childcare demand. Burnout contributes to turnover and negatively impacts the relationship between providers and children. In this study, we examined factors contributing to and protective against burnout for ECE providers. Method(s): Paper questionnaires were administered at 5 childcare centers in Indianapolis, Indiana, with responses from 47 ECE providers. A single-item burnout measure was used. Stress and distress were measured using the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-10) and the Kessler-6 Psychological Distress Scale (K6). Additional single-item questions were utilized. The null hypothesis was that there would be no differences in the relationships between burnout with stress and distress and how those variables related to feelings toward childcare and sources of support. Analyses included descriptive statistics and correlations. Significant associations were entered into bivariate linear regression. Result(s): Stress (PSS-10, beta =.471) and distress (K6, beta =.489) were significantly (p <.001) associated with burnout. Feeling like quitting (beta =.696;p <.001), feeling stuck in childcare due to few other employment opportunities (beta =.494;p <.001), and liking providing childcare but finding it difficult to make a living (beta =.438;p <.01) were significantly related to burnout. Higher supervisor support (beta = -.743) and adequate breaks (beta = -.516) were significantly (p <.001) related to less burnout. Conclusion(s): Stress and distress for ECE providers were equally related to burnout. Burnout was related to feeling like quitting, feeling stuck, and finding it difficult to make a living in childcare. Only support from supervisors and adequate breaks were related to lower burnout scores. Our study supports the idea that a better understanding of perceived stress, adequate breaktimes, and support from supervisors may be important for addressing burnout and retention of quality ECE providers. EDUC, DEV, PSC Copyright © 2022

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Annals of Epidemiology ; 2023.
Article in English | ScienceDirect | ID: covidwho-2176293

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Objective Hearing and vision impairment are prevalent chronic conditions associated with poorer mental health. Limitations of in-person contacts during COVID-19-related lockdown measures may affect those with sensory impairments more severely exacerbating mental health problems. We aimed to determine whether hearing and/or visual impairment were associated with more psychological distress during a time of lockdown measures in Spring/Summer 2020 in Wisconsin. Methods We included 1,341(64% women, aged 20-92years) Survey of the Health of Wisconsin COVID-19 survey participants (May-July,2020). We assessed self-reported current mental health and well-being and vision and hearing impairment. Logistic regression models with sensory impairments as determinants and mental health outcomes were adjusted for age, gender, race, education, heart disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes. Results Vision impairment was associated with increased odds of generalized anxiety disorder (odds ratio=2.10;95% confidence interval=1.32-3.29) and depressive (2.57;1.58-4.11) symptoms, greater likelihood to report loneliness (1.65;1.00-2.64) and hopelessness (1.45;1.01-2.08). Hearing impaired individuals reported more loneliness (1.80;1.05-2.98) and hopelessness (1.42;0.99-2.03). Exploratory analyses revealed that sensory impaired individuals less often chose walking as a coping strategy during the pandemic. Conclusions Individuals with sensory impairment may represent a particularly vulnerable population during the COVID-19 pandemic. Future research should determine underlying reasons and interventions to mitigate this populations' disadvantages.

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Appl Res Qual Life ; : 1-29, 2022.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-2174868

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The present study investigates gender differences in stressful events, psychological distress and well-being during the second wave of COVID-19 in Spain, analyzing women's and men's risk and resilience factors for psychological distress and for well-being. Participants were 1758 individuals from the general population, 50.8% women, aged between 18 and 79 years. Women and men did not differ in age, number of children, educational level, occupation or marital status. The participants were assessed by seven self-report questionnaires and scales. The results revealed that women experienced more psychological distress, more negative feelings, more stressful events related to the COVID-19 pandemic, more social support, and lower thriving and self-esteem than men. Multiple regression analyses showed that, in the case of women and men as well, self-esteem was the most important predictor of higher well-being and lower psychological distress and negative feelings while more COVID-19 pandemic-related stressful events were associated with higher psychological distress and lower well-being. Another important predictor of greater well-being for either gender was social support while unemployment was associated with lower well-being. In women and men, a higher educational level was associated with greater psychological distress and negative feelings;the male sample revealed that psychological distress was also connected to younger age while in women it was associated with lower instrumental social support. The results suggest that gender plays an important role in the mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the risk being higher for women than for men.

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International Conference on Communication and Applied Technologies, ICOMTA 2022 ; 318:237-248, 2023.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2173927

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The main objective of this research is to determine the influence of factors associated with psychological distress, such as the personal impact of e-learning, depression, and computer anxiety on the student, mediated by the courses in the methodology of e-learning in times of Covid-19. The methodology used for the study corresponds to a non-experimental investigation;the questionnaire was applied to a convenience sample of 397 university students (n = 41;α = 0.971 ω = 0.971), using validity and reliability tests, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis through structural equation modeling of partial least squares (PLS-SEM). The results have shown a statistically significant effect between the student's computer anxiety and psychological distress, e-learning and depression and e-learning courses. While e-learning and depression establish, a statistically significant relationship in the individual impact of e-learning and psychological distress;while there is a significant influence relationship between e-learning and depression and the individual impact of e-learning and psychological distress. On the contrary, e-learning and depression do not influence, according to the study, e-learning courses;likewise, the individual impact of e-learning on psychological distress. © 2023, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.

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JACCP Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy ; 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2173048

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Background: Globally, the coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic has had a devastating psychological impact on people, especially the healthcare workers/students, in many different community settings. Limited research has been reported on the mental health issue of healthcare students in Vietnam. Objective(s): This study investigated and quantified depression, anxiety, and psychological distress levels among healthcare students, with an emphasis on comparing those studying pharmacy to students in other healthcare-related disciplines, in Vietnam during the COVID-19 pandemic. Method(s): A cross-sectional study recruited 2246 respondents between September 7 and October 7, 2021, in which 230 were pharmacy students with a mean age of 20.0 +/- 1.6 years and most of them had a low COVID-19 fear level. The standardized Patient Health Questionnaire-4 (PHQ-4) scale, consisting of two subscales of PHQ-2 and Generalized Anxiety Disorder-2 (GAD-2), was utilized for the screening of depression and anxiety levels. Result(s): Pharmacy students scored significantly higher on the PHQ-4 psychological distress measure than non-pharmacy students (mean 2.23 vs. 1.90, p = 0.039). Compared to non-pharmacy students, pharmacy students had higher rates of anxiety (10.4% vs. 6.5%, p = 0.028). Conclusion(s): The prevalence of anxiety was higher among pharmacy students in comparison to non-pharmacy students. These findings present a need to recognize and conduct early intervention measures for mental health problems in healthcare students, especially pharmacy students, during recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Copyright © 2022 Pharmacotherapy Publications, Inc.

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Counselling & Psychotherapy Research ; 2022.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-2172725

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Men's mental health has been severely affected during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many studies focussing on the determinants of men's psychological distress. This study aimed at examining the relationships between mindfulness, environmental mastery (EM), purpose in life (PL) and indicators of psychological distress (i.e., common mental disorders and perceived stress). This was a cross-sectional online study in which participants were 1,006 men aged between 29 and 39 years (45.1%), residing in Brazil during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. A parallel multiple mediator model was used to test the study variables' relationships, using mindfulness as the independent variable and indicators of psychological distress as the dependent variables. Results indicated that EM and PL significantly mediated the effects of mindfulness on men's psychological distress, lowering its levels and accounting for 31% of common mental disorders and 51% of perceived stress. Implications for public health policies and clinical practice are discussed.

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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar ; 51(4), 2022.
Article in Spanish | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2168996

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Introduction: Psychological distress due to the context of the COVID-19 pandemic has become very common, especially in health care workers, who have been one of the most affected populations. Objective: To determine the socio-occupational factors associated with psychological distress in health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Peruvian highlands. Methods: Cross-sectional design study, where 3 previously validated scales measuring psychological distress, fear of being infected with COVID-19 and workload were applied (alpha values: 0.79, 0.91 and 0.83, respectively). These were added to other socio-occupational variables;descriptive and analytical statistics were obtained. Results: When multivariate analysis was performed, it was found that those who had a higher score of fear of contagion by COVID-19 (RPa: 1.45;IC95%: 1.12-1.87;valor p= 0.005) and those who had a higher perception of work overload (RPa: 1.45;IC95%: 1.12-1.87;valor p= 0.005) were those who had greater perception of psychological distress, moreover, compared to physicians, psychologists had more psychological distress (RPa: 2.73;IC95%: 1.67-4.46;valor p< 0.001). Conclusion: Significant associations were found, with the predominant finding being that there is a strong association between psychological distress and fear of possible infection with COVID-19, as well as with the perception of work overload, mainly in professional psychologists. © 2022, Editorial Ciencias Medicas. All rights reserved.

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Indian Journal of Health and Wellbeing ; 13(4):478-481, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2167750

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The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic is responsible for widespread fear and psychological distress all over the world, including India. The present study was sought to identity the impact of COVID-19 and lockdown on the mental health of farm women. The sample for the present study was selected from the five operational villages of AICRP in Doraha block of Ludhiana District of Punjab. The results of the study suggested that farm women had average emotional stability, overall adjustment and approach to tackle the stressful situation in a logical manner whereas majority of women shows high self-acceptance. Farm women had better hold on different dimension of coping strategies, viz., Positive appraisal, seek guidance and support in problem solving and seek alternative reward but also shows higher level of emotional discharge.

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Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome ; 24(3):263-274, 2021.
Article in English | APA PsycInfo | ID: covidwho-2167433

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spread several months ago from China and it is now a global pandemic. The experience of lockdown has been an undesirable condition for people with mental health problems, including eating disorders. The present study has the aim of understanding the impact of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with self-reported disordered eating behaviours. A linguistic analysis was carried out with regard to the online posts and comments published by 1971 individuals (86% women) in a Facebook online community focusing on EDs during the lockdown. A total of 244 posts and 3603 comments were collected during the 56 days of lockdown (from the 10th of March until the 4th of May 2020) in Italy and were analysed by Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC) software. The results showed that words related to peer support decreased in posts over time, and that anxiety and anger increased in the published comments. Moreover, greater feelings of negativity and anxiety were found in posts and comments throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as lesser use of words related to positive emotions. Thematic qualitative analysis revealed eight themes that described the main subjective components of ED symptomatology and distress during the first COVID-19 lockdown. The current findings can help in delivering tailored treatments to people with eating disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2023 APA, all rights reserved)

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Pakistan Journal of Medical and Health Sciences ; 16(10):741-744, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2207087

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Introduction: Covid-19 is a complex respiratory infectious disease that is impacting all sectors and industries. This pandemic is known to create a chaos among the healthcare sector and affecting psychological burden of healthcare professional. Less is known about the negative psychological influence of Covid-19 on the healthcare professionals, working in Pakistani hospitals. This study reported the prevalence of psychological trauma among healthcare professionals during Covid-19 pandemic. Material(s) and Method(s): The study adopted a cross-sectional study design and collected a quantitative sample of 195 healthcare professionals, who are working on front and second line. These professionals include;doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff. The data is collected from Liaquat National Hospital of Karachi, Pakistan during the period from April 2021 to March 2022. The study adopted a COPAQ questionnaire to assess psychological trauma among healthcare professionals. Results & Discussion:Majority of sample were aged less than or equal to 30-years, with more female healthcare professionals than male. Pearson Chi Square showed a significant association of psychological trauma with residence, socioeconomic status, working position and health care professionals with p<0.05. The odds ratio at confidence interval of 95%, for psychological trauma, in Univariate analysis urban resident were found 3.9 times, frontline workers gives 7.8 times, doctors gives 17.8 times and nurses gives 6.9 times more likely for psychological trauma and samples with income less than Rs. 25000 were found 0.13 times less likely for psychological trauma with p<0.05. In multivariate analysis none of the factors give significant association. Conclusion(s): The study recommended that a multi-sectoral and milti-pronged should be developed, to offer technical support for advancing of the healthcare system across the country. Future scholars are recommended to investigate the factors associated to psychological distress across different cities of Pakistan and make a comparison for better understanding. Copyright © 2022 Lahore Medical And Dental College. All rights reserved.

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