Psychological distress during pandemic Covid-19 among adult general population: Result across 13 countries

Marzo, R.R. and Ismail, Z. and Nu Htay, M.N. and Bahari, R. and Ismail, R. and Villanueva, III and Singh, A. and Lotfizadeh, Masoud and Respati, T. and Irasanti, S.N. and Sartika, D. and Mong, P. and Lekamwasam, S. and Thapa, B.B. and Kucuk Bicer, B. and Aye, S.S. and Songwathana, K. and El-Abasiri, R.A. and Ahmad, A. and Nikmat, A. and Taheri Mirani, S.Z. and Mukti, R.F. and Mehnaz, S. and Su, T.T. (2021) Psychological distress during pandemic Covid-19 among adult general population: Result across 13 countries. Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health, 10. ISSN 22133984

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The COVID-19 pandemics caused an unprecedented mortality, distress, and globally poses a challenge to mental resilience. To our knowledge, this is the first study that aimed to investigate the psychological distress among the adult general population across 13 countries. This cross-sectional study was conducted through online survey by recruiting 7091 respondents. Psychological distress was evaluated with COVID-19 Peritraumatic Distress Index (CPDI). The crude prevalence of psychological distress due to COVID-19 is highest in Vietnam, followed by Egypt, and Bangladesh. Through Multivariate Logistic Regression Analysis, the respondents from Vietnam holds the highest level of distress, while the respondents from Sri Lanka holds the lowest level of distress with reference to Nepal.Female respondents had higher odds of having reported psychological distress, and those with tertiary education were less likely to report psychological distress compared to those with lower level of education. The findings indicate that psychological distress is varies across different countries. Therefore, different countries should continue the surveillance on psychological consequences through the COVID-19 pandemic to monitor the burden and to prepare for the targeted mental health support interventions according to the need. The coping strategies and social support should be provided especially to the lower educational attainment group.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: adult; Article; Bangladesh; controlled study; coping behavior; coronavirus disease 2019; cross-sectional study; data analysis software; educational status; Egypt; female; health survey; human; India; Indonesia; Iran; major clinical study; Malaysia; male; mental health; mental stress; Myanmar; Nepal; pandemic; peritraumatic distress index; Philippines; population; prevalence; priority journal; psychological rating scale; sex difference; social support; Sri Lanka; structured questionnaire; Thailand; Turkey (republic); Viet Nam
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus diseases
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Social Determinants of Health Research Center
Depositing User: zeynab . bagheri
Date Deposited: 09 May 2021 06:38
Last Modified: 09 May 2021 06:38

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