The role of perceived social support on depression and sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic

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dc.contributor.author Grey, Ian
dc.contributor.author Arora, Teresa
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Justin
dc.contributor.author Saneh, Ahmad
dc.contributor.author Tohme, Pia
dc.contributor.author Abi-Habib, Rudy
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-21T20:11:44Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-21T20:11:44Z
dc.date.copyright 2020 en_US
dc.date.issued 2021-01-21
dc.identifier.issn 0165-1781 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/12422
dc.description.abstract The aim of the present study was to examine the role of perceived social support pertaining to a range of psychological health outcomes amongst individuals undergoing social isolation and social distancing during COVID-19. A total of 2,020 participants provided responses to an online cross-sectional survey comprised of validated instruments including the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS), the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale (GAD-7), the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), the Brief Irritability Test (BITe) and the UCLA Loneliness Scale (UCLA-LS). Individuals experiencing self-isolation had significantly higher rates of depression, irritability and loneliness compared to those who were not. The risk for elevated levels of depression symptoms was 63% lower in individuals who reported higher levels of social support compared to those with low perceived social support. Similarly, those with high social support had a 52% lower risk of poor sleep quality compared to those with low social support. Social support was found to be significantly associated with elevated risk for depression and poorer sleep quality. The results contribute to our understanding of differential psychological outcomes for individuals experiencing anti-pandemic measures. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The role of perceived social support on depression and sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201806288 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201503220 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201400035 en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Psychiatry Research en_US
dc.journal.volume 293 en_US
dc.article.pages 113452 en_US
dc.keywords Quarantine en_US
dc.keywords Social Capital en_US
dc.keywords Mental Health en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113452 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Grey, I., Arora, T., Thomas, J., Saneh, A., Tohme, P., & Abi-Habib, R. (2020). The role of perceived social support on depression and sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychiatry research, 293, 113452. en_US
dc.author.email ian.grey@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email pia.tohme@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email rudy.abihabib@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0165178120331139 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9773-2539 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6608-832X en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6387-0228 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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