publication . Article . Other literature type . 2020

Increased Psychological Distress during COVID-19 and Quarantine in Ireland: A National Survey

Tom Burke; Anna Berry; Laura K. Taylor; Owen Stafford; Eddie Murphy; Mark Shevlin; Louise McHugh; Alan Carr;
Open Access English
  • Published: 28 Oct 2020 Journal: Journal of Clinical Medicine, volume 9, issue 3,481 (issn: 2077-0383, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Background: The emergence of the coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) resulted in aglobal pandemic. The psychological impact of an epidemic is multifaceted and acute, with longterm consequences. Methods: A cross-sectional online survey-based design was employed,assessing the psychological impact of COVID-19 on members of the Irish public during thequarantine period of COVID-19 in Ireland. Participants were invited to complete the Depression,Anxiety, and Stress Scale-21 (DASS-21) retrospectively (prior to quarantine) and during thequarantine period, as well as measures of illness perceptions, well-being, and a bespoke measure(the Effects of COVID Questionnaire, ECQ),...
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