Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Department of Psychology, College of Education,University of Garmin, Kalar, Kurdistan Regoin-Iraq

2 MPH, Directorate of Health, Garmian Administration, Kalar, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.

3 Ph.D. Independent Researcher, Tehran, Iran.

4 MSc in nursing, Shahid Aso Hospital, Slemani Directorate of Health, Slemani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

5 Department of Maternal & Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Abstract

This study was designed to evaluate the association of COVID-19 quarantine with the mental health outcomes in the Kurdistan region of Iraq according to key measures of this study. We conducted a matched case–control study within the cohort of all quarantined persons from February 22 through March 31, 2020 (n=300) in Kurdistan region of Iraq. Participants were matched on gender, age, marital status, and education level. Mental health outcomes measured by General Health Questioner (GHQ-28), Impact of event scale – revised (IES-R), and Fear of COVID-19(FC-19S) using an online form. Data analyzed with a t-test and Multiple Regression analysis (confidence intervals=99%). The final study sample included 102 cases and 106 controls, (69% participation rate). Cases showed significantly higher scores in general health questionnaire(t=4.57, p

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