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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 116-121

Predictors of coronavirus disease 2019 anxiety and coping among different age groups of Egyptian population

1 Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Ain Shams University Hospitals, Egypt
2 Department of Psychiatry, Kasr Al Ainy Hospitals, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
3 Department of Statistics, Faculty of Commerce, Kafr El Sheikh University, Kafr El Sheikh, Egypt
4 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Art, Kafr El Sheikh University, Kafr El Sheikh; Main Center for Sustainable Development, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt
5 Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University Abbasiya, Cairo, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
PhD Omaima R.E Madkor
The Martyr Engineer Ahmed Shawky Hospital for Elderly Medicine, Ain Shams University Hospitals, Abbasiya, Cairo 1156
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ejpsy.ejpsy_1_22

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Objectives To determine predictors of anxiety and coping during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic among different age groups of Egyptian population. Patients and methods A cross-sectional study of 500 participants who completed an online questionnaire for anxiety and coping the following tools: COVID-19 Coping Responses Inventory, Coping Responses Inventory, COVID-19 Life Events−Anxiety Inventory, and the Arabic version of State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. Correlation between different variables, anxiety and coping related to COVID-19 was evaluated by Pearson’s correlation coefficient. Regression analysis was performed to evaluate predictors for anxiety and coping. Results COVID-19 Life Events (C-19L) is the most important in predicting COVID-19 related Anxiety (C-19A) as it has B value of 0.568 followed by level of education (B=0.217), and, monthly family income (B=0.140). Conclusion This study shows the impact of sociodemographic factors in predicting COVID-19 anxiety and coping among various sectors in the Egyptian community.

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