Predictors of coronavirus disease 2019 anxiety and coping among different age groups of Egyptian population
Omaima R.E Madkor1, Dalia K Zayet2, Dina H Abdelhady3, Passant M AbdulJawad4, Khalid E Elsorady5
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
PhD Omaima R.E Madkor
The Martyr Engineer Ahmed Shawky Hospital for Elderly Medicine, Ain Shams University Hospitals, Abbasiya, Cairo 1156
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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.