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dc.contributor.authorMorgül, Ebru
dc.contributor.authorBener, Abdulbari
dc.contributor.authorAtak, Muhammed
dc.contributor.authorAkyel, Salih
dc.contributor.authorAktaş, Selman
dc.contributor.authorBhugra, Dinesh
dc.contributor.authorVentriglio, Antonio
dc.contributor.authorJordan, Timothy R.
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-11T12:32:27Z
dc.date.available2021-10-11T12:32:27Z
dc.date.issued2021en_US
dc.identifier.citationMorgül, E., Bener, A., Atak, M., Akyel, S., Aktaş, S., Bhugra, D. ... Jordan, T. R. (2021). COVID-19 pandemic and psychological fatigue in Turkey. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 67(2), 128-135. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0020764020941889en_US
dc.identifier.issn0020-7640
dc.identifier.issn1741-2854
dc.identifier.urihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0020764020941889
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12511/8420
dc.description.abstractAim: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the COVID-19 pandemic and psychological fatigue as a mental health issue among the population of Istanbul, Turkey. Participants and methods: This is a cross-sectional study conducted in Istanbul, Turkey, between March and June 2020, where a total of 4,700 persons were approached and 3,672 (78%) of participants (64.4% males and 35.6% females ) completed the Knowledge Attitude Practices (KAP) and Fatigue Assessment Scale (FAS) questionnaires. Results: In this study, 64.1% of participants were categorized as psychologically fatigued and 35.9% as normal. There was a significant difference between fatigued and normal participants with respect to age, educational level, occupational status, place of residence and number of family members (p < .001). Other differences related to knowledge of COVID-19 were symptoms, treatment, ways of spreading (p < .001), prevention by avoiding crowded places (p =.008) and isolation (p =.002). For attitudinal items, normal participants generally showed more positive attitudes than the fatigued in believing that COVID-19 will finally be controlled, satisfaction with preventive measures taken by the authorities, reporting suspected cases with symptoms and trusting that Turkey can overcome the COVID-19 pandemic (p < .001). Multivariate stepwise regression analysis indicated that level of education, avoiding going to crowded places, eye, nose and mouth organs are sensitive organs to the virus, keeping physical distance due to epidemic affect by COVID-19 virus, isolation and treatment of people reduce the spread of COVID-19 virus and 14-days period of time, COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through contact with the respiratory droplets of an infected person, occupational status, health education programme needed and antibody treatment variables were significantly associated with fatigue after adjusting for age, gender and income variables. Conclusion: The current study provides valuable information for policymakers and mental health professionals worldwide regarding associations between the mental health of individuals and the ongoing outbreak, COVID-19.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipIstanbul Medipol Universityen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publications Ltden_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectCOVID-19en_US
dc.subjectFatigueen_US
dc.subjectPandemicen_US
dc.subjectInfectious Diseaseen_US
dc.subjectPublic Healthen_US
dc.subjectPerceptionsen_US
dc.subjectKAP Studyen_US
dc.titleCOVID-19 pandemic and psychological fatigue in Turkeyen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Social Psychiatryen_US
dc.departmentİstanbul Medipol Üniversitesi, Uluslararası Tıp Fakültesi, Dahili Tıp Bilimleri Bölümü, Halk Sağlığı Ana Bilim Dalıen_US
dc.authorid0000-0002-7902-5803en_US
dc.identifier.volume67en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.startpage128en_US
dc.identifier.endpage135en_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0020764020941889en_US
dc.identifier.wosqualityQ3en_US
dc.identifier.scopusqualityQ1en_US


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