Impact of Stress on Behaviors Related to COVID-19 Exposure and Other Health Risks

COVID-19 is a public health crisis due to its cold and flu-like symptoms and quick spread. Policies have been implemented to reduce the spread of the infection resulting in a wide range of consequences. A study was conducted (N=148) to analyze the relationship between stress and behaviors related to susceptibility to COVID-19 and other health risks. Students reporting greater levels of stress were more likely to report reduced in-person contact and more likely to identify COVID-19 as a public health threat. Reported levels of stress did not relate to adherence to safety guidelines, however, considering COVID-19 as a public health threat did relate to adherence to safety guidelines. Students reporting greater levels of stress were more likely to report increased screen time and increased caffeine consumption (but not more alcohol or nicotine use). Future research should investigate the physical, mental, and health risk effects resulting from this stress.

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Work Title Impact of Stress on Behaviors Related to COVID-19 Exposure and Other Health Risks
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  1. Mahnoor Malik
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  1. Undergraduate Research Award: Excellence in Information Literacy
  2. COVID-19
  3. mental health
  4. stress
  5. physical health
  6. public health
License CC BY 4.0 (Attribution)
Work Type Poster
Publication Date 2021
Deposited May 17, 2021

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