Effects of Depressive Mood and Stress Caused by COVID-19 on Subjective Health Status and Quality of Life

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Hye-Jeong Hwang, Kwang-Hwan Kim, Kyung-Hee Kang

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The aim of the study is to investigate the effect of depressive mood and stress caused by COVID-19 on the subjective health status and quality of life of health care workers. The number of study subjects required for the study was 111 subjects based on the statistical evaluation method (G*power), and 122 subjects were selected considering the dropout rate of 10%. 110 copies, excluding incomplete responses, were finally confirmed as the targets for data analysis. SPSS WIN 21.0 statistical program was used to analyze the research problems and hypotheses presented in this study. The average perceived stress over the past month was 2.981.07 points for health care workers and 2.851.11 point for ordinary persons. The average degree of depression over the past week was 1.760.805 points for health care workers and 1.730.789 points for ordinary persons. As a result of performing multiple regression analysis using EQ5D as the dependent variable, the quality of life significantly decreased as the stress increased and as the subjective health level worsened (p>0.005). Through these results, the study aims to provide basic data on the provision of psychological and emotional support services that can improve the psychological well-being and quality of life and reduce stress of health care workers.

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Hye-Jeong Hwang, Kwang-Hwan Kim, Kyung-Hee Kang. (2021). Effects of Depressive Mood and Stress Caused by COVID-19 on Subjective Health Status and Quality of Life . Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 1155 - 1162. Retrieved from http://annalsofrscb.ro/index.php/journal/article/view/229
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