The prevalence of psychological consequences of COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
Source of Publication
Journal of Health Psychology
© The Author(s) 2020. A systematic review and a meta-analysis were conducted to examine the overall prevalence of psychological health outcomes during COVID-19. Seven databases were systematically searched to include studies reporting on at least one psychological outcome. The pooled prevalence of primary psychological outcomes was 26% (95%CI: 21–32). Pooled prevalence for symptoms of PTSD was 33% (0–86), anxiety 28% (21–36), stress 27% (14–43), and depression 22% (13–33). The prevalence of psychological outcomes was similar in healthcare workers and in the general population (34% [24–44] and 33% [27–40] respectively). High prevalence figures support the importance of ensuring adequate provision of resources for mental health.
SAGE Publications Ltd
Social and Behavioral Sciences
COVID-19, mental health, meta-analysis, pandemic, psychiatry, systematic review
Arora, Teresa; Grey, Ian; Östlundh, Linda; Lam, Kin Bong Hubert; Omar, Omar M.; and Arnone, Danilo, "The prevalence of psychological consequences of COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies" (2020). All Works. 3542.
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Open Access Type
Green: A manuscript of this publication is openly available in a repository