Psychological symptoms of the outbreak of the COVID-19 confinement in Spain
|Title||Psychological symptoms of the outbreak of the COVID-19 confinement in Spain|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Authors||Odriozola-González, P., Á. Planchuelo-Gómez, M. Jesús Irurtia, and R. de Luis-García|
|Journal||Journal of Health Psychology|
We studied the short-term psychological effects of the COVID-19 crisis and the quarantine on 3550 adults from the Spanish population in a cross-sectional survey. Symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress were analyzed using the 21-item version of the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale. Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder were analyzed using the Impact of Event Scale. Symptomatic scores of anxiety, depression, and stress were observed in 20% to 30% of respondents. Symptomatic scores indicating psychological stress were found in 47.5% of respondents. Similar to the findings of other multiple studies, confinement has been found to have significant emotional impact in the Spanish population.