Effects of Fear of COVID-19 on Mental Well-Being and Quality of Life: A path analysis

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dc.contributor.author Alyami, Mohsen
dc.contributor.author Albuquerque, Julia Vajda De
dc.contributor.author Krägeloh, Christian
dc.contributor.author Alyami, Hussain
dc.contributor.author Henning, Marcus
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-08T20:35:44Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-08T20:35:44Z
dc.date.issued 2020-8-17
dc.identifier.issn 1658-631X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/53841
dc.description.abstract Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has been very disruptive and thus likely to result in substantial challenges to mental health. This study aimed to investigate the effects of fear of COVID-19 on mental well-being and quality of life among Saudi adult population, and to evaluate the impact of perceived social support. A total of 1029 Saudi adults with a mean age of 33.7 years (SD 11.5) took part in an anonymous online survey. Path analysis indicated that fear of COVID-19 was directly associated with mental well-being, which in turn was associated with lower quality of life. Perceived social support had more influence on quality of life than mental well-being. No direct link between fear of COVID-19 and quality of life was found. These findings emphasize the importance of having effective systems, in addition to social support, in place in order to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental well-being and quality of life.
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dc.relation.ispartofseries Saudi Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences
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dc.rights.uri Saudi Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences 21 Nov 2020
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
dc.title Effects of Fear of COVID-19 on Mental Well-Being and Quality of Life: A path analysis
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.21203/rs.3.rs-59161/v1
dc.date.updated 2020-11-20T22:08:01Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Saudi Journal of Medicine & Medical Sciences en
pubs.publication-status Published
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pubs.subtype Preprint
pubs.elements-id 812498

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