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Schizophr Res ; 2022 Jun 27.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20245427
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Trends Psychiatry Psychother ; 2021 Dec 30.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20243228

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BACKGROUND: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is adversely affecting the mental health of the patients infected with the virus and the psychological impact on recovered COVID-19 patients is not clear. The study aimed to assess Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression among COVID-19 patients post recovery from the disease. METHODS: The cross-sectional study was conducted from November 09, 2020, to December 23, 2020. The study enrolled recovered COVID-19 patients through telemedicine mode from the database of patients provided by the health authorities. National Stressful Events Survey PTSD Short Scale [NSESSS] for adults was used for assessing PTSD symptoms and Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) was used for assessing depression. RESULTS: The study enrolled 503 recovered COVID-19 patients with a mean age of 41.90 years. The majority were asymptomatic (64.6%) while 21.5% developed moderate to severe form of the disease. The prevalence of PTSD symptoms and depression was found to be 56.9% and 29.0% respectively. COVID-19 patients with severe form of disease were significantly more affected with PTSD symptoms [vs mild, Odds Ratio (OR)= 18.7, Confidence Interval (CI)= 9.9-35.5] and depression (vs mild, OR= 19.8, CI= 9.9-39.5). Similarly, the patients who required oxygen or ventilator support reported a significantly higher PTSD symptoms (vs managed at home, OR= 17.4, CI= 8.3-36.4) and depression (vs managed at home, OR= 22.0, CI= 10.1-47.7). CONCLUSION: The study reported that recovered COVID-19 patients suffered from a significant amount of depression and experienced significant PTSD symptoms. It will help in addressing a major psychological concern among the recovered subjects.

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Hum Fertil (Camb) ; : 1-6, 2021 Jan 13.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20242660

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Men show higher vulnerability to severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection (COVID-19) and present with depleted testosterone levels. Reports pertaining to high luteinizing hormone (LH), while diminished levels of in COVID-19 patients negate the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular (HPT) axis mediated lowering of testosterone. Although not evidenced, high testicular expression of angiotensin-converting enzymes-2 (ACE2), that aids viral entry into cells, may suggest direct viral-testicular invasion. However, secondary inflammation and oxidative stress (OS), owing to SARS-CoV-2 infection, are more likely to impair steroidogenesis. Moreover, blockage of ACE2 aided angiotensin II into angiotensin (1-7) conversion may also affect testosterone synthesis. SARS-CoV-2, by mimicking adrenocorticotrophic (ACTH) hormones, may trigger host antibodies against the ACTH molecules to suppress host stress response. This commentary concisely presents the possible mechanisms by which SARS-CoV-2 infection may affect testosterone levels, which possibly result in compromised male reproductive health.

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J Am Coll Health ; : 1-12, 2021 Jul 07.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20240747

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OBJECTIVE: Examine the psychosocial adjustment of U.S. college and university students during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants: Higher education students in the U.S. (N = 228), recruited between March 2020 and May 2020. Methods: Participants completed self-report measures regarding their psychosocial functioning online. Qualitative and quantitative methods were used to explore participants' psychosocial adjustment. Results: Participants reported increased concerns about such stressors as academics, job loss, health, and social isolation. They reported significantly elevated symptoms of depression, anxiety, perceived stress, and somatization, and prior history of psychological counseling was associated with greater levels of distress. Approximately one-third of participants reported inadequate perceived social support, which in turn was linked to psychosocial adjustment. Conclusions: College students reported experiencing a wide range of stressors related to the pandemic. Increasing access to mental health services and providing supportive services in such areas as social connection and employment are encouraged.

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Children (Basel) ; 9(1)2021 Dec 27.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20236622

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Educational institutions in Saudi Arabia extended e-learning until the third semester of the academic calendar to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection and to achieve 70% inoculation for the Saudi population. This study assesses the impact of extended e-learning and other associated stressors on the emotional health of university students in Saudi Arabia. An online cross-sectional survey collected data between the months of January-March 2021. The emotional signs of stress were measured by using a subset of items from the COVID-19 Adolescent Symptom and Psychological Experience Questionnaire (CASPE). Data about demographic variables, educational characteristics and academic performance were also collected. A regression analysis was performed to determine predictors of emotional health. A total of 434 university students including females (63%) and males (37%) provided responses. One-third of students (33%) indicated that the COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting changes including online distance studies greatly influenced their daily lives in a negative way. The regression analysis demonstrated that female students and students with average academic performance had increased vulnerability to experience emotional signs of stress (p < 0.05). The factors 'Not going to university' and 'Not having a routine life' were significant predictors of stress responses (p < 0.01) and (p < 0.001) respectively. E-learning during the COVID-19 pandemic made it possible for students to complete their studies as per academic calendar; simultaneously, it increased the vulnerability to experience stress, particularly for female students and students with average academic performance. These findings imply that academic advising and counseling services should be more readily available during digital studies to support at risk students.

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J Am Coll Health ; : 1-9, 2021 Aug 16.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20234944

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OBJECTIVE: This study examined the impact of COVID-19 in the early stages of the pandemic on university students in the U.S. by: (1) characterizing COVID-19-related disruptions; (2) evaluating health anxiety, obsessive-compulsive (OC), depression, and stress symptoms; and (3) analyzing the unique role of COVID-19 anxiety on mental health outcomes, after accounting for relevant variables. PARTICIPANTS: Participants included 263 students (63.9% female). METHODS: Data were collected online between March 19, 2020 and May 1, 2020. RESULTS: Participants screened positive for health anxiety (6.5%), OC symptoms (48.7%), or depression (29.7%). COVID-19 anxiety was positively associated with mental health symptoms. After controlling for demographics and COVID-19 impact, COVID-19 anxiety accounted for significant variance in health anxiety, OC symptoms, and stress. CONCLUSIONS: Findings demonstrate the vast impact of COVID-19 on mental health among university students and provide guidance for identifying mental health priorities in the context of public health crises.

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Sex Res Social Policy ; : 1-14, 2021 Sep 23.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20233253

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INTRODUCTION: This study investigated the relationships of pandemic-related stress and coping strategies with different kinds of sexting (i.e., experimental, risky, and emotional) during the COVID-19 lockdown in the Italian context. METHODS: A sample of 1929 emerging adults (M age = 24.17, SD age = 2.75; 71.6% girls) completed an online survey about their sexting behaviors during the national lockdown in Italy. Data were gathered in April/May 2020, from 6th to 11th week of home confinement due to COVID-19 pandemic. Hierarchical regression and mediation analyses were performed. RESULTS: Pandemic-related stress directly predicted only risky and emotional sexting. Experimental and emotional sexting were positively predicted by social support, and negatively predicted by turning to religion. Risky and emotional sexting were positively predicted by avoidance, and negatively predicted by problem solving. Adaptive coping (i.e., social support) mediated the relationships from pandemic-related stress to both experimental and emotional sexting. Maladaptive coping (i.e., avoidance and problem solving) mediated the relationships from pandemic related-stress to risky and emotional sexting. CONCLUSIONS: Sexting was a coping tool during COVID-19 lockdown, showing both adaptive and maladaptive facets. POLICY IMPLICATIONS: Findings suggest new directions for implementing programs of sexual education and safer Internet use targeted to young people.

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Curr Med Chem ; 2022 Oct 03.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20241405

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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease characterized by marked cognitive decline, memory loss, and spatio-temporal troubles and, in severe cases, lack of recognition of family members. Neurological symptoms, cognitive disturbances, and the inflammatory frame due to COVID-19, together with long-term effects, have fueled renewed interest in AD based on similar damage. COVID-19 also caused the acceleration of AD symptom onset. In this regard, the morbidity and mortality of COVID-19 were reported to be increased in patients with AD due to multiple pathological changes such as excessive expression of the viral receptor angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, or drug-drug interactions in patients receiving polypharmacy and the high presence of proinflammatory molecules. Furthermore, the release of cytokines, neuroinflammation, oxidative stress, and ferroptosis in both diseases showed common underlying mechanisms, which together worsen the clinical picture and prognosis of these patients.

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Autophagy ; : 1-3, 2022 Nov 29.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20237401

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The functions of mammalian Atg8 proteins (mATG8s) expand beyond canonical autophagy and include processes collectively referred to as Atg8ylation. Global modulation of protein synthesis under stress conditions is governed by MTOR and liquid-liquid phase separated condensates containing ribonucleoprotein particles known as stress granules (SGs). We report that lysosomal damage induces SGs acting as a hitherto unappreciated inhibitor of protein translation via EIF2A/eIF2α phosphorylation while favoring an ATF4-dependent integrated stress response. SGs are induced by lysosome-damaging agents, SARS-CoV-2 open reading frame 3a protein (ORF3a) expression, Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, and exposure to proteopathic MAPT/tau. Proteomic studies revealed recruitment to damaged lysosomes of the core SG proteins NUFIP2 and G3BP1 along with the GABARAPs of the mATG8 family. The recruitment of these proteins is independent of SG condensates or canonical autophagy. GABARAPs interact directly with NUFIP2 and G3BP1 whereas Atg8ylation is needed for their recruitment to damaged lysosomes. At the lysosome, NUFIP2 contributes to MTOR inactivation together with LGALS8 (galectin 8) via the Ragulator-RRAGA-RRAGB complex. The separable functions of NUFIP2 and G3BP1 in SG formation vis-a-vis their role in MTOR inactivation are governed by GABARAP and Atg8ylation. Thus, cells employ membrane Atg8ylation to control and coordinate SG and MTOR responses to lysosomal damage.Abbreviations: Atg8: autophagy related 8; ATG: autophagy related; ATF4: activating transcription factor 4; EIF2A/eIF2α: eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2A; GABARAP: GABA type A receptor-associated protein; G3BP1: G3BP stress granule assembly factor 1; LLOMe: L-leucyl-L-leucine methyl ester; LysoIP: lysosome immunopurification; mRNA: messenger ribonucleic acid; MTOR: mechanistic target of rapamycin kinase; NUFIP2: nuclear FMR1 interacting protein 2; ORF3a: open reading frame 3a protein; SARS-CoV-2: severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2; SG: stress granule; TIA1: TIA1 cytotoxic granule associated RNA binding protein.

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Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova ; 122(5. Vyp. 2): 29-34, 2022.
Article in Russian | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20237093

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The reorganization of treatment facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the working conditions of large numbers of the health workers (HW) worldwide. The implementation of professional activities in such realities has led to an increased risk of developing a number of psychological disorders, including insomnia. The percentage of insomnia in HW has increased significantly. The nurses were the most vulnerable, because they are women and they work in an understaffed environment. The influence of shift work and stress conditions on the risk of insomnia, methods of prevention and treatment of this disorder are thoroughly examined in the article.


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COVID-19 , Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders , COVID-19/epidemiology , Female , Humans , Male , Pandemics , Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders/epidemiology , Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders/etiology
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Violence Against Women ; : 10778012221117595, 2022 Aug 24.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20233624

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been harmful to survivors of abuse. Less understood is the impact on staff in the violence against women (VAW) service sector. Using interpretive description methodology, we examined staff experiences during the pandemic in Ontario, Canada, and found four core themes: (1) the emotional toll of the work; (2) remote (doesn't) work; (3) work restructuring; (4) efforts to stay well and subthemes nuancing staff experiences in a sector vulnerable to vicarious trauma. This research underscores the need to mitigate experiences of stress, heavy workloads, and guilt for staff in VAW services during crises and provides action-oriented recommendations.

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Ir J Med Sci ; 2022 Jun 22.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20233467

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BACKGROUND: Hospital-based healthcare workers have experienced significant psychological stressors during the COVID-19 pandemic. AIM: To evaluate the mental health of hospital workers during the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Dublin, Ireland. METHODS: Cross-sectional anonymous online survey of hospital workers (n = 377; 181 doctors (48.0%), 166 nurses (44.0%), 30 radiographers (8.0%)), collecting demographic information, COVID-19 exposure history and mental health measures. RESULTS: There were significant differences between profession groups in gender, experience, COVID-19 infection history, exposure to COVID-19 positive acquaintances, and work areas. Moderate-severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms were found in 45.1% (95% CI 40.1-50.1%) of all participants; significantly fewer doctors reported moderate-severe PTSD symptoms (26%; 95% CI 22-36%). A World Health Organisation-5 Wellbeing Index (WHO-5) score ≤ 32, indicating low mood, was reported by 52% (95% CI 47-57%) of participants; significantly fewer doctors reported low mood (46%; 95% CI 39-53%). One-week suicidal ideation and planning were reported respectively by 13% (95% CI 10-16%) and 5% (95% CI 3-7%) of participants with no between-group differences. Doctors reported significantly less moral injury than other groups. There were no significant between-group differences regarding coping styles. Work ability was insufficient in 39% (95% CI 34-44%) of staff; no between-group differences. CONCLUSIONS: Dublin hospital workers reported high levels of PTSD symptoms, mood disturbance, and moral injury during the COVID-19 pandemic. Concerning levels of suicidal ideation and planning existed in this cohort. Differences in degrees of post-traumatic stress, moral injury, and wellbeing were found between profession groups, which should be considered when planning any supports.

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Chinese Journal of Practical Nursing ; 39(7):491-497, 2023.
Article in Chinese | Scopus | ID: covidwho-20245402

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Objective To explore the efforts of applying mindfulness stress reduction therapy in alleviating stress reactions and burnout among head nurses in the context of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Methods This was a quasi experimental study. In June 2021, 109 head nurses with mild or above burnout measured by Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) from 12 hospitals in Zhangjiagang City were selected as the research objects to implement mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy for 8 weeks, and the scores of the Five Facet Mindfulness Question-naire (FFMQ), Stress Response Questionnaire (SRQ) and MBI of the head nurses were compared before and after the intervention. Results The five dimensions of observation, description, perceived action, non-judgment, and non-response and the total scores of the FFMQ were (26.28 ± 1.32), (26.94 ± 1.29), (25.49 ± 0.99), (25.45 ± 1.05), (23.48 ± 1.01), and (127.63 ± 3.78) of the post-intervention, which were higher than the pre-intervention scores of (25.04 ± 1.37), (25.04 ± 1.37), (25.37 ± 1.18), (24.15 ± 1.00), (24.09 ± 0.98), (22.26 ± 1.04), and (120.90 ± 4.06), with statistically significant differences (t values were -39.21- -15.36, all P<0.01). The three dimensions of emotional, somatic, and behavioral responses and total scores of the post-intervention SRQ were (27.70 ± 6.12), (20.75 ± 4.20), (15.19 ± 3.11), and (65.99 ± 12.43), respectively, lower than the pre-intervention scores of (29.19 ± 6.91), (21.86 ± 5.20), (16.48 ± 4.16), and (70.12 ± 15.97), with statistically significant differences (t values were 5.70-9.33, all P<0.01);the scores of dimensions of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization in post-intervention MBI were (26.24 ± 4.60) and (5.96 ± 1.25), lower than the pre-intervention scores of (29.66 ± 6.02) and (6.90 ± 1.59). The post-intervention scores of personal fulfillment (32.37 ± 5.02), higher than the pre-intervention scores of (28.60 ± 6.04), all with statistically significant differences (t=15.36, 13.50, - 9.65, all P<0.01). Conclusions The implementation of mindfulness stress reduction therapy for the head nurses can relieve their work pressure due to the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic, reshape their healthy psychology, and reduce job burnout. © The Author(s) 2023.

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Revista Latino-Americana De Enfermagem ; 31, 2023.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-20245229

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Objective: to analyze which technological variables, derived from the use of electronic devices, predict academic stress and its dimensions in Nursing students. Method: analytical cross-sectional study carried out with a total of 796 students from six universities in Peru. The SISCO scale was used and four logistic regression models were estimated for the analysis, with selection of variables in stages. Results: among the participants, 87.6% had a high level of academic stress;time using the electronic device, screen brightness, age and sex were associated with academic stress and its three dimensions;the position of using the electronic device was associated with the total scale and the stressors and reactions dimensions. Finally, the distance between the face and the electronic device was associated with the total scale and size of reactions. Conclusion: technological variables and sociodemographic characteristics predict academic stress in nursing students. It is suggested to optimize the time of use of computers, regulate the brightness of the screen, avoid sitting in inappropriate positions and pay attention to the distance, in order to reduce academic stress during distance learning.

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Obrazovanie I Nauka-Education and Science ; 25(5):12-48, 2023.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-20245225

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Introduction. In modern social and educational conditions, the process of uncertainty in pedagogical practice occurs at a rapid pace, due to the globalisation and digitalisation of education, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, there are teachers' transformations and new functions, which cannot affect their pedagogical capabilities;therefore, the article presents a problem on this issue.Aim. The aim of this problematic article is to consider from different points of view the phenom- enon of uncertainty in pedagogical activity and the transformation of the functions of higher school teachers in the conditions of uncertainty caused by the digitalisation of education. Methodology and research methods. The work was based on the methodology of interdisciplinary analysis of theoretical sources, foreign and Russian pedagogical experience in the field of uncertainties;the method of questioning and interviewing teachers of higher education was used to identify attitudes to professional activity in conditions of uncertainty.Results and scientific novelty. In the course of the study, it was found that at the present stage of education development, the transformation of the functions of higher school teachers in conditions of uncertainty is not investigated either in Russian pedagogical practice or abroad due to the undeveloped theoretical provisions in this area of pedagogical activity. The problem is posed in the field of transfor- mation of the capabilities and functions of higher school teachers in conditions of uncertainty from the perspective of different sciences. The scientific novelty of the research is the following developed provi- sions: 1) a new interpretation of the concept of "professional functions of a teacher" is proposed, includ- ing professional competence and professional activity of a teacher in a digital educational environment within his/her subject area at the university;2) a pedagogical model of transformation of teacher func- tions in a digital educational environment is developed, including the functions of teaching, upbringing, methodological function, as well as the function of digital didactics and the digital competence function of the teacher;3) the uncertainty factors and their content that influence the process of transformation of the functions of higher school teachers are identified: technological management of pedagogical ac- tivity;pedagogical practice without emotional contact between the subjects of the educational process;self-realisation in a virtual environment;the need for design thinking;personal growth of a teacher in a digital educational environment;transformation of the functions of managing their own pedagogical practice;4) a classification of uncertainties encountered in the professional activities of higher school teachers has been developed based on two characteristics - belonging to professional educational activ- ities and digital support of pedagogical practice.Practical significance. The proposed classification and uncertainty factors influencing the process of transformation of the functions of higher school teachers can be used in pedagogical practice to deter- mine internal and external influences on teachers in the digital educational environment.

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Sustainability ; 15(11):8859, 2023.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-20245105

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The COVID-19 outbreak has significantly impacted supply chains and has caused several supply chain disruptions in almost all industries worldwide. Moreover, increased transportation costs, labor shortages, and insufficient storage facilities have all led to food loss during the pandemic, and this disruption has affected the logistics in the food value chain. As a result, we examine the food supply chain, which is one of the key industries COVID-19 has detrimentally affected, impacting, indeed, on the entire business process from the supplier all the way to the customer. Retail businesses are thus facing supply issues, which affect consumer behavior by creating stress regarding the availability of food. This has a negative impact on the amount of food that is available as well as its quality, freshness, safety, access to markets, and affordability. This study examines the impact of COVID-19 on the United Arab Emirates food distribution systems and how consumer behavior changed in reaction to interruptions in the food supply chain and the food security problem. Hypothesis testing was used in the study's quantitative methodology to assess consumer behavior, and participants who were consumers were given a descriptive questionnaire to ascertain whether the availability and security of food had been impacted. The study used JASP 0.17.2 software to develop a model of food consumption behavior and to reveal pertinent connections between each construct. Results show that consumer food stress and consumption behavior are directly impacted by food access, food quality and safety, and food pricing. Furthermore, food stress has an impact on how consumers behave when it comes to consumption. Food stress, however, is not significantly influenced by food supply.

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Chinese Journal of Psychiatry ; 54(3):239-242, 2021.
Article in Chinese | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-20244986

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Three patients diagnosed with COVID-19 were all young women in their thirties who have suffered from Internet violence in their personal life after hospitalization. They showed significant emotional distress such as, depression state, acute stress disorder, and dissociative disorder. The current study adopts short-term, individualized and comprehensive psychological interventions, including psychological support, encouragement, listening, safety confirmation, catharsis, psychological suggestion, and stimulation of internal potential to treat patients. The third case was provided with psychological interventions combined with antipsychotic treatment. After timely psychological interventions all three patients achieved sound results.Copyright © 2021 Chinese Medical Journals Publishing House Co.Ltd.

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Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies ; 64(3):347-366, 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-20244765

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This study identified and analysed the job satisfaction of married female employees working from home during the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. The research was conducted in Jakarta. This study adopted a quantitative approach, using surveys and sturctural equation modelling (SEM). The results were then obtained using the Lisrel 8.5 program. The population in this study were female employees who were married and working from home in Jakarta. The sampling technique used was a nonprobability sampling method, with a purposive sampling technique. The findings are surprising, as work from home (WFH) had no positive effect on work stress and work-life balance. Work-life balance also had no negative effect on job satisfaction. The implication of this finding is that companies can make new policies that regulate working hours and put in place new mechanisms for working in the office or from home. © 2022, Nigerian Economic Society. All rights reserved.

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Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica ; 67(4):555, 2023.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-20244753

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Background: The overarching aim of the study was to (1) investigate how working with COVID-19 patients has impacted work environment, and (2) to identify how factors in the work environment impact adverse health outcomes among hospital personnel (HP), throughout the four waves of the pandemic. Material(s) and Method(s): In a web-based survey altogether 2472 HP participated from four large university hospitals in Norway, whereof N = 680 in April-June 2020 (T1), N = 1073 in December-January 2020/2021 (T2), N = 818 in April-May 2021 (T3), and N = 972 in December 2021-February 2022 (T4). At each time point participants reported on pandemic related work tasks, work environment and adverse health outcomes. Somatic symptoms, psychological distress, posttraumatic stress symptoms and burnout served as outcomes of multivariable linear regression models. The percentage of responders involved in ICU treatment of COVID-19 patients varied between 21% and 40% from T1-T4. Result(s): Reported stressors altered in strength during the 4 waves. Preliminary results indicate that exposure to patients with COVID-19 was associated with more frequent experience of work environmental factors. Compared to colleagues not working with patients with COVID-19 HP reported challenges related to professional competency and training, predictability in teams and work environment, manageable workload, adequate help and support for work stress management, user-friendliness of Personal Protection Equipment and infection protection safety. Furthermore, these environmental factors were associated with symptoms of psychological unhealth on at least one timepoint. Conclusion(s): The results may help guide organizational efforts to maintain professional competency and to reduce stress more efficiently among hospital personnel at different stages in response to long-term crises.

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Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition ; 18(3):450-469, 2023.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-20244728

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We examine the relationship of home food procurement (HFP) during COVID-19 to emotional eating and stress using a statewide representative survey (n = 600) in Vermont. Women and people with a job change since COVID-19 were more likely to experience higher stress and emotional eating. Engaging in HFP, especially gardening, is associated with less emotional eating. However, people who fished, hunted, or canned more since the pandemic began were more likely to eat for emotional reasons and experience higher stress. These results suggest that gardening, even during a pandemic, may contribute to stress reduction, more so than other nature-based food production activities.Copyright © 2022 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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