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Coping strategies to overcome psychological distress and fear during COVID-19 pandemic in Kuwait

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posted on 2023-02-21, 03:46 authored by AM Elaidy, MS Hammoud, A N. Albatineh, FM Ridha, SM Hammoud, HM Elsadek, Aziz RahmanAziz Rahman
Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has detrimental effects on both physical and psychological well-being of community people worldwide. The purpose of this research was to determine coping strategies and the factors associated with psychological distress and fear among adults in Kuwait during the COVID-19 pandemic. Results: Participants with good-excellent mental health perception had significantly lower prevalence of reporting high psychological distress, while those identified as patients as used health services in the past 4 weeks had significantly higher prevalence of reporting high psychological distress. On the other hand, individuals born in the same country of residence, whose financial situation was impacted by COVID-19 had significantly lower prevalence of reporting high levels of fear from COVID-19. Those with an income source, with co-morbidities, tested negative to COVID-19, being frontline or essential worker, reported medium to high psychological distress and had significantly higher prevalence of high levels of fear of COVID-19. Conclusions: Mental health services should be provided in addition to the existing services in primary healthcare settings, so that the impact of ongoing pandemic on psychological wellbeing of people in Kuwait can be addressed.

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Journal

Middle East Current Psychiatry

Volume

30

Article number

12

Pagination

12-

ISSN

2090-5408

eISSN

2090-5416

Language

en

Issue

1

Publisher

Springer Science and Business Media LLC

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