COVID-19 pandemic related excessive electronic media exposure and mental health in Saudi Arabia


Alnohair S., Syed N. K. , Ahmed H. G. , Sharaf F., Alshehri F., Haque S., ...More

EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol.25, no.22, pp.6941-6958, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 22
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.26355/eurrev_202111_27243
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.6941-6958
  • Keywords: COVID-19 restrictions, Pandemic-related news, Electronic media exposure, Perceived stress, Depression, Generalized anxiety, ANXIETY DISORDERS, CARE, POPULATION, LONELINESS, QUARANTINE, 2019-NCOV, SYMPTOMS, OUTBREAK, SUICIDES, QUALITY

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Due to the continued spread of COVID-19 and the emergence of novel mutated viral variants, families all over the world are experiencing wide-ranging stress-ors that threaten not only their financial well-being but also their physical and mental health. The present study assessed the association between excessive electronic media exposure of pandemic-related news and mental health of the residents of Ha'il Province, Saudi Arabia. The present study also assessed the prevalence of perceived stress, fear of COVID-19, anxiety, depression, and loneliness due to COVID-19-related restrictions in the same population.