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SARS Control and Psychological Effects of Quarantine, Toronto, Canada

Overview of attention for article published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, July 2004
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#27 of 8,073)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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171 news outlets
blogs
19 blogs
policy
4 policy sources
twitter
151 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages

Citations

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829 Dimensions

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1308 Mendeley
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Title
SARS Control and Psychological Effects of Quarantine, Toronto, Canada
Published in
Emerging Infectious Diseases, July 2004
DOI 10.3201/eid1007.030703
Pubmed ID
Authors

Laura Hawryluck, Wayne L. Gold, Susan Robinson, Stephen Pogorski, Sandro Galea, Rima Styra

Abstract

As a transmissible infectious disease, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was successfully contained globally by instituting widespread quarantine measures. Although these measures were successful in terminating the outbreak in all areas of the world, the adverse effects of quarantine have not previously been determined in a systematic manner. In this hypothesis-generating study supported by a convenience sample drawn in close temporal proximity to the period of quarantine, we examined the psychological effects of quarantine on persons in Toronto, Canada. The 129 quarantined persons who responded to a Web-based survey exhibited a high prevalence of psychological distress. Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression were observed in 28.9% and 31.2% of respondents, respectively. Longer durations of quarantine were associated with an increased prevalence of PTSD symptoms. Acquaintance with or direct exposure to someone with a diagnosis of SARS was also associated with PTSD and depressive symptoms.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 1305 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 216 17%
Student > Master 187 14%
Researcher 150 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 108 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 75 6%
Other 243 19%
Unknown 329 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 261 20%
Psychology 236 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 83 6%
Social Sciences 70 5%
Neuroscience 43 3%
Other 202 15%
Unknown 413 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1603. 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 16 June 2021.
All research outputs
#3,544
of 17,966,891 outputs
Outputs from Emerging Infectious Diseases
#27
of 8,073 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#24
of 240,104 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Emerging Infectious Diseases
#1
of 139 outputs
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