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The Psychological Impact of Covid-19 Lockdown Measures on Cypriots’ Mental Health and Quality of Life

Journal: Journal of Interdisciplinary Sciences (Vol.4, No. 2)

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Page : 15-28

Keywords : Anxiety; covid-19; depression; epidemic; mental health; pandemic; quality of life;

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This study examines the psychological impact of Covid-19 lockdown measures on Cypriots' mental health and quality of life in Cyprus. The survey has been carried out in Cyprus with 464 participants. The sample includes 358 women (77%) and 106 men (23%). They were all given the General Health Questionnaire-28, the Life Satisfaction Inventory (LSI) and they were asked to answer the questionnaires on the Internet platform known as enklikanketa, from April 09 to April 20, 2020. This study identifies a major mental health burden on the general population during epidemic Covid-19. The results show that 17.1% of the general population experienced keener Social Dysfunction, 8.7% presented Severe Depression, 27.7% had Insomnia / Anxiety, 17.7% had Somatic Symptoms, 15.6% had mental health problems and 37.4% had a low quality of life. Evidence-based findings showed also that participants who have been working regularly and those who stayed home have been more affected and presented more noticeable somatic symptoms, anxiety and insomnia, health and mental health problems and lower quality of life than participants who have been working from home indeed. Research findings showed that lockdown measures and social isolation affect people's quality of life and mental health.

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