How much Fear of COVID-19 is There in Latin America? A Prospective Exploratory Study in Six Countries

Jeel Moya-Salazar, Hans Contreras-Pulache, Betsy Cañari
2021 Electronic Journal of General Medicine  
During the unprecedented lockdown, COVID-19 is causing people to suffer from mental disorders in response to strict containment measures. Latin America is the third most severely affected continent, and restrictive measures can have many negative effects on mental health (such as anxiety, depression, and stress) that may arise with fear. We aimed to measure the spread of fear of COVID-19 in the Latin American population. Materials and Methods: We conducted a prospective study in 535 participants of six countries of Latin America
doi:10.29333/ejgm/11401 fatcat:t2d2oglsrfbhvj4b6m3ct427fa