loading page

Prevalence and predictors of psychological response during immediate covid-19 pandemia
  • +8
  • Neslihan Cansel,
  • İlknur Ucuz,
  • Ahmet Kadir Arslan,
  • Burcu Kayhan Tetik,
  • Cemil Colak,
  • Şahide Nur İpek Melez,
  • Sinem Ceylan ,
  • Güzin Zeren Öztürk,
  • Yasemin Kılıç Öztürk ,
  • Dursun Çadırcı
Neslihan Cansel
Inonu University School of Medicine

Corresponding Author:[email protected]

Author Profile
İlknur Ucuz
Inonu University School of Medicine
Author Profile
Ahmet Kadir Arslan
Inonu University
Author Profile
Burcu Kayhan Tetik
Inonu University
Author Profile
Cemil Colak
Inonu Universitesi Tip fakultesi
Author Profile
Şahide Nur İpek Melez
Author Profile
Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University - Avsar Campus
Author Profile
Sinem Ceylan
Ankara Medipol University
Author Profile
Güzin Zeren Öztürk
Şişli Hamidiye Etfal Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi
Author Profile
Yasemin Kılıç Öztürk
Izmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital
Author Profile
Dursun Çadırcı
Harran University
Author Profile


Purpose: COVID-19 pandemic has created a serious psychological impact worldwide since it has been declared. This study aims to investigate the level of psychological impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on Turkish population and to determine related factors. Methods: The study was carried out by using an online questionnaire using the virtual snowball sampling method. The sociodemographic data were collected on the following subjects: Participants’ experience on any signs of infection within the last month, the history of COVID-19 contact-treatment-quarantine, level of compliance with precautionary measures, the sources of information and level of knowledge about the pandemic process and their belief levels on the knowledge they acquire. Besides, questions that take place in the depression, anxiety, stress scale (DASS-21), and impact of events scale (IESR) were asked. Results: Of the 3549 participants, anxiety was found in 15.8%, depression in 22.6%, stress in 12.9%, and psychological trauma in 20.29%. Female gender, young age, higher education level, being single, high monthly income, presence of psychiatric illness, a high number of people living together, having any signs of infection, and contact history with COVID-19 infected person or contaminated object are identified as risk factors that may increase psychological impact. Compliance with the rules was found to reduce the risk of psychological response. Conclusions: During the pandemic, reducing the spread of the virus and knowing the risk factors in protecting the mental health of individuals will be guided in determining the measures to be followed and the policies to be followed.
17 Aug 2020Submitted to International Journal of Clinical Practice
17 Aug 2020Submission Checks Completed
17 Aug 2020Assigned to Editor
20 Nov 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
01 Dec 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
10 Dec 20201st Revision Received
10 Dec 2020Submission Checks Completed
10 Dec 2020Assigned to Editor
10 Dec 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
25 Dec 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
03 Jan 2021Editorial Decision: Accept