The COVID-19 pandemic quarantine and its impacts on behavioral and psychological status in China and the United States
We need your help to understand the impact of the COVID-19 and the "shelter-in-place (stay-at-home)" guidelines on mental health. This study is an online survey that takes about 10 minutes to complete.
COVID-19, an infectious disease caused by virus SARS-CoV-2, caused a pandemic outbreak since January 2020. Facing the threaten, the Chinese government applied strict regulation on quarantine in most communities in China. Per a CNN report,1 780 million people (i.e., half of the whole population) in China were in some forms of quarantine including mandatory quarantine in health care facilities, self-quarantine at home, activity confined within the residential building, travel ban within the city. By mid-March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic spread to over 100 countries and all 50 states in the US. To contain the spread of the virus, the US government has announced a series of control measures including travel restrictions, the social distancing of the entire population, home isolation of cases and household quarantine of their family members, and closures of school, restaurants and nonessential businesses. While these quarantine or isolation strategies may be helpful in the control of the infectious disease, the behavior changes, and psychological consequences due to the large-scale and long-lasting quarantine are unknown.
We propose this online voluntary and anonymous survey to understand the status of COVID-19 quarantine and psychological status including perceived stress, depression, anxiety, and perceived social support.
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