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dc.contributor.authorNekliudov, Nikita A.
dc.contributor.authorBlyuss, Oleg
dc.contributor.authorCheung, Ka Yan
dc.contributor.authorPetrou, Loukia
dc.contributor.authorGenuneit, Jon
dc.contributor.authorSushentsev, Nikita
dc.contributor.authorLevadnaya, Anna
dc.contributor.authorComberiati, Pasquale
dc.contributor.authorWarner, John O.
dc.contributor.authorTudor-Williams, Gareth
dc.contributor.authorTeufel, Martin
dc.contributor.authorGreenhawt, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorDunnGalvin, Audrey
dc.contributor.authorMunblit, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-02T00:08:43Z
dc.date.available2020-10-02T00:08:43Z
dc.date.issued2020-09-11
dc.identifier.citationNekliudov , N A , Blyuss , O , Cheung , K Y , Petrou , L , Genuneit , J , Sushentsev , N , Levadnaya , A , Comberiati , P , Warner , J O , Tudor-Williams , G , Teufel , M , Greenhawt , M , DunnGalvin , A & Munblit , D 2020 , ' Excessive Media Consumption About COVID-19 is Associated With Increased State Anxiety : Outcomes of a Large Online Survey in Russia ' , Journal of Medical Internet Research , vol. 22 , no. 9 , pp. e20955 . https://doi.org/10.2196/20955
dc.identifier.issn1439-4456
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 22717560
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 82522ac7-9673-45cb-a0ea-aeab33bd2f17
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85090917208
dc.identifier.otherPubMed: 32788143
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-0194-6389/work/81360881
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/23207
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic has potentially had a negative impact on the mental health and well-being of individuals and families. Anxiety levels and risk factors within particular populations are poorly described. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate confidence, understanding, trust, concerns, and levels of anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic in the general population and assess risk factors for increased anxiety. METHODS: We launched a cross-sectional online survey of a large Russian population between April 6 and 15, 2020, using multiple social media platforms. A set of questions targeted confidence, understanding, trust, and concerns in respondents. The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory was used to measure anxiety. Multiple linear regressions were used to model predictors of COVID-19-related anxiety. RESULTS: The survey was completed by 23,756 out of 53,966 (44.0% response rate) unique visitors; of which, 21,364 were residing in 62 areas of Russia. State Anxiety Scale (S-Anxiety) scores were higher than Trait Anxiety Scale scores across all regions of Russia (median S-Anxiety score 52, IQR 44-60), exceeding published norms. Time spent following news on COVID-19 was strongly associated with an increased S-Anxiety adjusted for baseline anxiety level. One to two hours spent reading COVID-19 news was associated with a 5.46 (95% CI 5.03-5.90) point difference, 2-3 hours with a 7.06 (95% CI 6.37-7.74) point difference, and more than three hours with an 8.65 (95% CI 7.82-9.47) point difference, all compared to less than 30 minutes per day. Job loss during the pandemic was another important factor associated with higher S-Anxiety scores (3.95, 95% CI 3.31-4.58). Despite survey respondents reporting high confidence in information regarding COVID-19 as well as an understanding of health care guidance, they reported low overall trust in state and local authorities, and perception of country readiness. CONCLUSIONS: Among Russian respondents from multiple social media platforms, there was evidence of higher levels of state anxiety associated with recent job loss and increased news consumption, as well as lower than expected trust in government agencies. These findings can help inform the development of key public health messages to help reduce anxiety and raise perceived trust in governmental response to this current national emergency. Using a similar methodology, comparative surveys are ongoing in other national populations.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Medical Internet Research
dc.subjectanxiety
dc.subjectCOVID-19
dc.subjectmedia consumption
dc.subjectmental health
dc.subjectSARS-CoV-2
dc.subjectsocial media
dc.subjectSTAI
dc.subjectstate anxiety
dc.subjectsurvey
dc.subjecttrait anxiety
dc.subjecttrust
dc.subjecttrust to government
dc.subjectHealth Informatics
dc.titleExcessive Media Consumption About COVID-19 is Associated With Increased State Anxiety : Outcomes of a Large Online Survey in Russiaen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Postgraduate Medicine
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