Mental health conditions among the general population, healthcare workers and quarantined population during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic

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Author(s)

  • Beifang Fan
  • Bo Xie
  • Yuhua Liao
  • Xue Han
  • Yan Chen
  • Lingjiang Li
  • Michelle Iacobucci
  • Yena Lee
  • Leanna M.W. Lui
  • Lan Lu
  • Ciyong Guo
  • Roger S. McIntyre

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-198
Number of pages13
Journal / PublicationPsychology, Health and Medicine
Volume27
Issue number1
Online published30 Dec 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Abstract

This study sought to assess the differences in mental health conditions among the general population, quarantined population and healthcare workers during the COVID-19 outbreak in China. An online rapid assessment captured depressive and anxiety symptoms, and sleep quality data. A total of 2689 participants (n=374 general population, n=403 healthcare workers, n=1912 quarantined population) were included in the final statistical analysis. The proportion of individuals with mild and/or serious depression and anxiety were higher in the general population when compared to the quarantined population and healthcare workers (58.6% vs. 25.1%vs. 48.6%, P<0.001; 41.2% vs. 18.5% vs. 35.7%, P<0.001). The prevalence of sleep disturbance was higher among healthcare workers than the general population and quarantined population (29.8% vs. 24.1% vs. 22.7%, P=0.013). Logistic regression analysis showed that, perceived effect on daily life was associated with depression, anxiety and sleep disturbance in the general population, quarantined population and the healthcare workers. The general population had a greater risk of developing psychological problems. The healthcare workers suffered the poorest sleep quality. Future research must further explore the targeted measures for the general population and healthcare workers while combating COVID-19.

Research Area(s)

  • anxiety, COVID-19, depression, general population, Healthcare workers, quarantined population, sleep quality

Citation Format(s)

Mental health conditions among the general population, healthcare workers and quarantined population during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. / He, Qian; Fan, Beifang; Xie, Bo; Liao, Yuhua; Han, Xue; Chen, Yan; Li, Lingjiang; Iacobucci, Michelle; Lee, Yena; Lui, Leanna M.W.; Lu, Lan; Guo, Ciyong; McIntyre, Roger S.

In: Psychology, Health and Medicine, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2022, p. 186-198.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review