Psychological impact and associated factors with the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing in Minas Gerais, Brazil: Cross-sectional study

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https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v10i8.17541

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COVID-19; Pandemics; Mental health.

Abstract

The emergence of a pandemic can have important impacts on the mental health of the affected populations. The objective of this research was to identify the psychological impact and associated factors during a period of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distance in a sample of the inhabitants of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. This cross-sectional study had a descriptive character with a quantitative approach. We used a sociodemographic questionnaire and the Self Report Questionnaire (SRQ-20) to assess the suspicion of Common Mental Disorders (CMD). The survey obtained 619 responses through an online questionnaire. The prevalence of CMD in the sample was 42.6% (CI95%: 38.7-46.5). We found associations between CMD and young participants, women, singles, college students, those participants who had a diagnosed mental disorder, who had their routine, studies and family income affected and were very dissatisfied with the information about COVID-19 released by the public health authorities and very concerned about the influence that COVID-19 will have on their studies. The COVID-19 pandemic promoted a relevant psychological impact in this sample of the population of Minas Gerais.

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Published

16/07/2021

How to Cite

MENDES, T. C.; LIMA, C. de; FERNANDES, B. H. M.; LEITE, C. de V.; GONÇALVES, D. S. .; SILVA, J. de S. B. da .; NEVES, E. C. R.; SOUTO, L. R. .; ELIAS, L. L. de O.; MEDEIROS, M. M. T. L. de .; RAMOS, R. L. . Psychological impact and associated factors with the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing in Minas Gerais, Brazil: Cross-sectional study . Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 8, p. e48310817541, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i8.17541. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/17541. Acesso em: 2 aug. 2021.

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