COVID-19 pandemic involved several psychosocial consequences. We aimed at monitoring the mental health of Italian adults during the lockdown imposed by the government. We present here results from the baseline assessment of the “EmotionalThermometer [TermometroEmotivo] project on a sample of 1548 Italian adults. We assessed the socio-demographic conditions of participants, individuals’ perception of the COVID-19-situation, psychological distress, emotion regulation strategies, and perceived social support. Having a worse representation of COVID-19 and consulting news more frequently, with higher anxiety and less credibility of different sources of information, were positively associated with psychological distress and post-traumatic responses. Being female, younger age, living in high-risk regions, having symptoms of COVID-19, and having relatives/friends with such symptoms represented risk factors for a worse perception of COVID-19 and distress. Social support and cognitive reappraisal represented protective factors for mental health.

Preti, E., Di Pierro, R., Perego, G., Bottini, M., Casini, E., Ierardi, E., et al. (2021). Short-term psychological consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic: Results of the first wave of an ecological daily study in the Italian population. PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH, 305(November 2021) [10.1016/j.psychres.2021.114206].

Short-term psychological consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic: Results of the first wave of an ecological daily study in the Italian population

Preti, Emanuele
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Di Pierro, Rossella;Perego, Gaia;Bottini, Marta;Casini, Erica;Ierardi, Elena;Madeddu, Fabio;Riva-Crugnola, Cristina;
2021

Abstract

COVID-19 pandemic involved several psychosocial consequences. We aimed at monitoring the mental health of Italian adults during the lockdown imposed by the government. We present here results from the baseline assessment of the “EmotionalThermometer [TermometroEmotivo] project on a sample of 1548 Italian adults. We assessed the socio-demographic conditions of participants, individuals’ perception of the COVID-19-situation, psychological distress, emotion regulation strategies, and perceived social support. Having a worse representation of COVID-19 and consulting news more frequently, with higher anxiety and less credibility of different sources of information, were positively associated with psychological distress and post-traumatic responses. Being female, younger age, living in high-risk regions, having symptoms of COVID-19, and having relatives/friends with such symptoms represented risk factors for a worse perception of COVID-19 and distress. Social support and cognitive reappraisal represented protective factors for mental health.
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COVID-19; emotion regulation; mental health; post-traumatic stress; psychological distress; social support;
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Preti, E., Di Pierro, R., Perego, G., Bottini, M., Casini, E., Ierardi, E., et al. (2021). Short-term psychological consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic: Results of the first wave of an ecological daily study in the Italian population. PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH, 305(November 2021) [10.1016/j.psychres.2021.114206].
Preti, E; Di Pierro, R; Perego, G; Bottini, M; Casini, E; Ierardi, E; Madeddu, F; Mazzetti, M; Riva-Crugnola, C; Taranto, P; Di Mattei, V
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