The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life like few other events in modern history, with differential impacts on varying population groups. This study examined trauma-related distress among 6,882 adults ages 18 to 94 years old in 59 countries during April to May 2020. More than two-thirds of participants reported clinically significant trauma-related distress. Increased distress was associated with unemployment; identifying as transgender, nonbinary, or a cisgender woman; being from a higher income country; current symptoms and positive diagnosis of COVID-19; death of a loved one; restrictive government-imposed isolation; financial difficulties; and food insecurity. Other factors associated with distress included working with potentially infected individuals, care needs at home, a difficult transition to working from home, conflict in the home, separation from loved ones, and event restrictions. Latin American and Caribbean participants reported more trauma-related distress than participants from Europe and Central Asia. Findings inform treatment efforts and highlight the need to address trauma-related distress to avoid long-term mental health consequences.

Trauma-Related Distress During the COVID-19 Pandemic In 59 Countries / Ertl, M. M.; Trapp, S. K.; Alzueta, E.; Baker, F. C.; Perrin, P. B.; Caffarra, S.; Yuksel, D.; Ramos-Usuga, D.; Arango-Lasprilla, J. C.. - In: THE COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGIST. - ISSN 0011-0000. - 50:3(2022), pp. 306-334. [10.1177/00110000211068112]

Trauma-Related Distress During the COVID-19 Pandemic In 59 Countries

Caffarra S.;
2022

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life like few other events in modern history, with differential impacts on varying population groups. This study examined trauma-related distress among 6,882 adults ages 18 to 94 years old in 59 countries during April to May 2020. More than two-thirds of participants reported clinically significant trauma-related distress. Increased distress was associated with unemployment; identifying as transgender, nonbinary, or a cisgender woman; being from a higher income country; current symptoms and positive diagnosis of COVID-19; death of a loved one; restrictive government-imposed isolation; financial difficulties; and food insecurity. Other factors associated with distress included working with potentially infected individuals, care needs at home, a difficult transition to working from home, conflict in the home, separation from loved ones, and event restrictions. Latin American and Caribbean participants reported more trauma-related distress than participants from Europe and Central Asia. Findings inform treatment efforts and highlight the need to address trauma-related distress to avoid long-term mental health consequences.
2022
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334
Trauma-Related Distress During the COVID-19 Pandemic In 59 Countries / Ertl, M. M.; Trapp, S. K.; Alzueta, E.; Baker, F. C.; Perrin, P. B.; Caffarra, S.; Yuksel, D.; Ramos-Usuga, D.; Arango-Lasprilla, J. C.. - In: THE COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGIST. - ISSN 0011-0000. - 50:3(2022), pp. 306-334. [10.1177/00110000211068112]
Ertl, M. M.; Trapp, S. K.; Alzueta, E.; Baker, F. C.; Perrin, P. B.; Caffarra, S.; Yuksel, D.; Ramos-Usuga, D.; Arango-Lasprilla, J. C.
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