Título Psychological distress during the COVID-19 pandemic in the population of Argentina
Autores Beatriz Lucuix, Maria , Gomez-Salgado, Juan , Barone, Myriam E. , DOMÍNGUEZ SALAS, SARA, Elizabeth Luque, Leticia , RODRÍGUEZ DOMÍNGUEZ, MARÍA DEL CARMEN, Ruiz-Frutos, Carlos
Publicación externa No
Medio Medicine
Alcance Article
Naturaleza Científica
Cuartil JCR 3
Cuartil SJR 2
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85122355819&doi=10.1097%2fMD.0000000000028333&partnerID=40&md5=792c99def1a01418da62003b28f1d03e
Fecha de publicacion 23/12/2021
ISI 000733564800028
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85122355819
DOI 10.1097/MD.0000000000028333
Abstract In addition to the implications that this pandemic has had on physical health, there are other circumstances that threaten the mental health of the population, such as lockdown measures to prevent the spread of the virus, uncertainty, and the increase in infections and deaths. For this reason, this study explored indicators of psychological distress in the Argentine population, as well as its relationship with sociodemographic and health variables. Cross-sectional observational study, with data collection from May to August 2020. A total of 1112 people over the age of 18 who responded to various measurement instruments through an online questionnaire participated. A bivariate analysis and logistic regression were carried out in order to determine predictive factors of psychological distress. The data revealed that 60.9% of the sample presented psychological distress. A greater number with this condition was observed in women, apart from younger people, with a greater number of symptoms associated with the disease and with worse self-perceived health. There was no evidence of association between psychological distress and contact with people infected with coronavirus disease 2019 or with material suspicious of being infected. This research provided an overview of the mental health status of a significant population sample in Argentina, months after the onset of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. These findings complement those found in other national and international studies, allowing the accumulation of evidence that states the need to demand to draw attention to the mental health of the population, especially the most vulnerable groups, on behalf of the public authorities.
Palabras clave COVID-19; lockdown; psychological distress; self-rated health; sociodemographic variables
Miembros de la Universidad Loyola

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