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Fear of COVID-19 among patients with prior SARS-CoV-2 infection: A cross-sectional study in Estonian family practices

Overview of attention for article published in The European Journal of General Practice, June 2023
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Title
Fear of COVID-19 among patients with prior SARS-CoV-2 infection: A cross-sectional study in Estonian family practices
Published in
The European Journal of General Practice, June 2023
DOI 10.1080/13814788.2023.2195163
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Amanda Soomägi, Tatjana Meister, Sigrid Vorobjov, Kadri Suija, Ruth Kalda, Anneli Uusküla

Abstract

Fear of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been associated with significant health effects. To assess COVID-19 fear and investigate factors associated with higher fear among COVID-19 survivors over 6 months after infection. Cross-sectional study using multistage sampling (family practices within the highest 5th percentile of numbers of SARS-CoV-2 infected patients and random sample of patients within these practices) performed from March 15 to 17 July 2021. Adult patients with a laboratory-confirmed history of COVID-19 were recruited for a self-administered 79-item questionnaire including demographics, self-rated health, physical activity, COVID-19 characteristics, severity and the fear of COVID-19 Scale (FCV-19S). Comorbidity data were extracted from Estonian Health Insurance Fund. Logistic regression models were used to evaluate factors associated with COVID-19 fear. Of 341 participants included, 60% were women, 24.2% were hospitalised due to COVID-19 and 22.2% had long COVID, 143 (42%) participants reported high levels of fear (cut-off FCV-19S >17.8). Higher fear was associated with being female (aOR 2.12, 95% CI 1.14-3.95), age ≥61 years (aOR 3.23, 95% CI 1.28-8.16), two-member-households (aOR 3.70, 95% CI 1.40-9.77) physical inactivity 6 months prior to COVID-19 (aOR 3.53, 95% CI 1.26-9.95), and symptom severity during acute COVID-19. Long COVID was not associated with higher COVID-19 fear (aOR 1.82 95% CI 0.91-3.63). Almost half of participants reported COVID-19 fear more than 6 months after infection. Greater fear was associated with sociodemographic factors, physical activity prior to COVID-19 and COVID-19 symptom severity. There is a need to target this population to develop appropriate interventions.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 9 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 1 11%
Student > Bachelor 1 11%
Researcher 1 11%
Lecturer 1 11%
Student > Master 1 11%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 44%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 4 44%
Unspecified 1 11%
Unknown 4 44%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 34. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 June 2023.
All research outputs
#1,181,381
of 25,394,764 outputs
Outputs from The European Journal of General Practice
#16
of 597 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#23,753
of 388,748 outputs
Outputs of similar age from The European Journal of General Practice
#1
of 7 outputs
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