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Post-traumatic stress disorder and psychological distress in Chinese youths following the COVID-19 emergency

Authors
  • Liang, Leilei
  • Gao, Tingting
  • Ren, Hui
  • Cao, Ruilin
  • Qin, Zeying
  • Hu, Yueyang
  • Li, Chuanen
  • Mei, Songli
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Health Psychology
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
Jul 06, 2020
Volume
25
Issue
9
Pages
1164–1175
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/1359105320937057
PMID: 32627606
PMCID: PMC7342938
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Articles
License
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Abstract

This study aims to explore the relationship between psychological distress and post-traumatic stress disorder among Chinese participants as the result of COVID-19 outbreak. This study was conducted within 1 month after COVID-19 appeared in China, it included 570 participants age from 14 to 35. The results indicated that 12.8% of all participants with the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and the effects of psychological distress on post-traumatic stress disorder was mediated by negative coping style. Gender moderated the direct effect between psychological distress and post-traumatic stress disorder, which is a significant discovery for relevant departments to take further measures.

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