Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1002/smi.3078
DC FieldValue
dc.titlePhysical activity levels and mental health burden of healthcare workers during COVID-19 lockdown
dc.contributor.authorKua, Zaylea
dc.contributor.authorHamzah, Fadzil
dc.contributor.authorTan, Pei T
dc.contributor.authorOng, Li J
dc.contributor.authorTan, Benedict
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Zhongwei
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-07T01:36:09Z
dc.date.available2022-06-07T01:36:09Z
dc.date.issued2021-07-12
dc.identifier.citationKua, Zaylea, Hamzah, Fadzil, Tan, Pei T, Ong, Li J, Tan, Benedict, Huang, Zhongwei (2021-07-12). Physical activity levels and mental health burden of healthcare workers during COVID-19 lockdown. STRESS AND HEALTH 38 (1) : 171-179. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1002/smi.3078
dc.identifier.issn1532-3005
dc.identifier.issn1532-2998
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/226579
dc.description.abstractThe outbreak of COVID-19 has precipitated international lockdown measures to curb disease transmissions. The closure of public activity spaces as well as changes in pandemic workload may disrupt healthcare workers' physical activity and self-care routines. We sought to examine the association between physical activity levels and mental health burden of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 lockdown in Singapore. This cross-sectional study comprised of an multidomain survey that was administered digitally to 707 healthcare workers between 17 May and 18 June 2020. Exercise frequency, duration and intensity of these healthcare workers had reduced significantly during the lockdown compared to pre-lockdown. 25.3%, 37.2%, and 11.9% had screened positive for moderate-to-extremely-severe depression, anxiety and stress respectively. Reductions in exercise duration was a significant risk factor for mild stress and moderate-to-severe depression while increase in exercise frequency was found to be a protective factor against depressed mood. Our study revealed that a short-term reduction in physical activity levels during lockdown was associated with poorer psychological outcomes. Given the protection that exercise confers on depression, physical activity should be promoted at the workplace and at home to support healthcare workers to cope through this protracted health crisis.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWILEY
dc.sourceElements
dc.subjectSocial Sciences
dc.subjectScience & Technology
dc.subjectLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subjectPsychology, Applied
dc.subjectPsychiatry
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.subjectanxiety
dc.subjectdepression
dc.subjectmental health
dc.subjectOrganizational stress interventions
dc.subjectprevention
dc.subjectphysical activity
dc.subjectstress
dc.subjectPSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS
dc.subjectDEPRESSION
dc.subjectANXIETY
dc.subjectSINGAPORE
dc.subjectBURNOUT
dc.subjectSTRESS
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-06-06T23:29:14Z
dc.contributor.departmentDEPT OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY
dc.description.doi10.1002/smi.3078
dc.description.sourcetitleSTRESS AND HEALTH
dc.description.volume38
dc.description.issue1
dc.description.page171-179
dc.published.statePublished
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications
Elements

Show simple item record
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormatAccess SettingsVersion 
Physical activity levels and mental health burden of healthcare workers during COVID-19 lockdown.pdf305.18 kBAdobe PDF

CLOSED

None

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

9
checked on Dec 2, 2022

Page view(s)

50
checked on Dec 1, 2022

Download(s)

1
checked on Dec 1, 2022

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.