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COVID-19 preventive behaviours among people with anxiety and depressive symptoms: Findings from Japan

Authors
  • Stickley, Andrew1, 2
  • Matsubayashi, Tetsuya3
  • Sueki, Hajime4
  • Ueda, Michiko1
  • 1 Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University, Building No.3 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050, Japan
  • 2 Department of Preventive Intervention for Psychiatric Disorders, National Institute of Mental Health, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, 4-1-1 Ogawahigashicho, Kodaira, Tokyo 187-8553, Japan
  • 3 Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University, 1-31 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043, Japan
  • 4 Department of Psychology and Education, Faculty of Human Sciences, Wako University, 2160 Kanai-machi, Machida, Tokyo 195-8585, Japan
Type
Published Article
Journal
Public Health
Publisher
Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of The Royal Society for Public Health.
Publication Date
Oct 10, 2020
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2020.09.017
PMCID: PMC7547627
Source
PubMed Central
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Abstract

• We examined the effects of depression and anxiety on COVID-19 preventive behaviours. • Data were analyzed from 2000 Japanese adults collected in April and May 2020. • Anxiety/depressive symptoms were linked to the use of fewer preventive behaviours.

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