Factors of psychosocial burden of covid-19

Introduction: The emergence of infectious viral diseases, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, often affects the mental health of population groups.

Aim: The aim of this study is to review and compile the existing literature, which lists the factors of psychosocial burden in population, during the covid-19 pandemic.

Methodology: This is a review of the published literature. Bibliographic search of scientific articles in the electronic databases Medline (PubMed) and Scopus from January 2020 to August 2021. The criteria for inclusion of an article in the study were: The language of publication of the article should be English, it should be completely relevant to the subject of the study, it should be a research study, it should be published in a valid scientific journal, and it should be published from January 2020 and after.

Results: The factors associated with the psychosocial burden of population, during the Covid-19 pandemic are individual characteristics such as: age, gender, marital status, education, occupation, place of residence, as well as fear and uncertainty, anxiety and depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), domestic violence, alcohol, financial factors, change of daily activities, coping, exposure on social media of the covid-19, chronic organic and mental illness, and psychosocial support.

Conclusions: Factors that burden mental health of individuals, during a pandemic can be valuable information for health policy making as well as for planning appropriate nursing interventions and actions.

Category: Volume 61, Issue 4
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Created Date: 08-03-2023
Authors: Douki Stamatina , Τoulia Georgia