publication . Article . 2021 . Embargo end date: 01 Jan 2021

Reactions of older Swiss adults to the COVID-19 pandemic: A longitudinal survey on the acceptance of and adherence to public health measures

Bearth, Angela; Luchsinger, Larissa; Siegrist, Michael;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2021
  • Publisher: ETH Zurich
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
Rationale An important public health strategy during the COVID-19 pandemic was the protection of people at risk of severe progressions of an infection; namely, older people and people with pre-existing conditions. Objective To improve public health communication, it is vital to understand, which sociodemographic and psychological factors drive older people's acceptance of and compliance with public health measures. Method This goal was pursued in this three-wave longitudinal online study with older adults, collected between March and June during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 (N = 327; first and second wave during the national lockdown; third wave: after the lift...
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free text keywords: SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, pandemic, risk perception, public health, fear, behavior change, health psychology, SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; pandemic; risk perception; public health; fear; behavior change; health psychology, Article
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