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https://doi.org/10.20471/may.2022.58.01.03

Prevalence of Depression and its Associated Factors Among Adults during Third Wave of COVID-19 Pandemic in Malaysia, 2021

Thin Mon Kyaw orcid id orcid.org/0000-0003-1548-1727 ; Department of Community medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Asia Metropolitan University, Johor, Malaysia
Tajmul Tajudin ; Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Asia Metropolitan University, Johor, Malaysia
Soe Soe Aye ; Department of Pediatric Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Asia Metropolitan University, Johor, Malaysia
Maung Maung Soe ; Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Asia Metropolitan University, Johor, Malaysia
Nay Linn ; Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Asia Metropolitan University, Johor, Malaysia
Myat Thida Win ; Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Asia Metropolitan University, Johor, Malaysia
Ye Wint Kyaw ; SEGi University, Jalan Teknologi, Kota Damansara, Selangor, Malaysia
Deborah Anak Fo Ming ; MBBS student, Faculty of Medicine, Asia Metropolitan University, Johor, Malaysia
Stephanie Fernandez Nelson Fernandez ; MBBS student, Faculty of Medicine, Asia Metropolitan University, Johor, Malaysia
Colin Cornelius Pereira Johnson ; MBBS student, Faculty of Medicine, Asia Metropolitan University, Johor, Malaysia
Agkesh Qumar Thivakaran ; MBBS student, Faculty of Medicine, Asia Metropolitan University, Johor, Malaysia


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Malaysia recently entered third-wave of COVID-19 pandemic starting from October 2020 to end of January 2021. Therefore, objective of our study was to identify the prevalence of depression and its associated factors among adults during third wave of COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia. A total of 1468 Malaysian adults participated in this cross-sectional web-based survey. A standardized questionnaire was generated using the Google Form, and the link was shared through social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp. Patient Health Questionnaires (PHQ-9) was used to assess the levels of depression. Among 1468 participants, 320 (22 %) and 358 (24.6 %) indicated to have moderate to severe depression during third-wave of COVID-19 in Malaysia. Multiple predictors were identified that contributed to depression. These included female gender, family’s source income affected by the pandemic, do not perform exercise, victim of abuse and those with family and/or friends infected with COVID-19 virus. COVID-19 pandemic had caused the implementation of lockdown and physical distancing in Malaysia and nations across the globe. The pandemic had brought serious negative impacts on mental health of the adults especially depression especially during third wave of pandemic. The findings of our study suggested that new interventions or strategies are needed to be developed to address the severity of depression among Malaysian adults.

Ključne riječi

prevalence; depression; third wave of COVID-19 pandemic; Malaysian adults; cross-sectional study

Hrčak ID:

284568

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/284568

Datum izdavanja:

23.10.2022.

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