Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and initial period of lockdown on the mental health and well-being of adults in the UK



White, Ross G ORCID: 0000-0003-4026-6439 and Van Der Boor, Catharina
(2020) Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and initial period of lockdown on the mental health and well-being of adults in the UK. BJPsych Open, 6 (5).

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Abstract

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and well-being were assessed in a convenience sample of 600 UK adults, using a cross-sectional design. Recruited over 2 weeks during the initial phase of lockdown, participants completed an online survey that included COVID-19-related questions, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, the World Health Organization (Five) Well-Being Index and the Oxford Capabilities Questionnaire for Mental Health. Self-isolating before lockdown, increased feelings of isolation since lockdown and having COVID-19-related livelihood concerns were associated with poorer mental health, well-being and quality of life. Perceiving increased kindness, community connectedness and being an essential worker were associated with better mental health and well-being outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemics
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2020 07:51
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2021 18:11
DOI: 10.1192/bjo.2020.79
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3101451