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Compliance and Psychological Impact of Quarantine in Children and Adolescents due to Covid-19 Pandemic.
Indian J Pediatr. 2020 07; 87(7):532-536.IJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To examine a cohort of children and adolescents quarantined during Coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak in India and to describe their understanding of, compliance with and the psychological impact of quarantine experience.

METHODS

One hundred twenty one children and adolescents along with their parents were interviewed regarding their compliance and psychological distress during the quarantine period. A comparable data was also obtained from 131 children and adolescents who were not quarantined.

RESULTS

Most of the children and adolescents were non-compliant as compliance with all requirements was low (7.43%), though compliance with community protective measures (17.35%) was better than compliance with household protective measures (10.71%). Quarantined children and adolescents experienced greater psychological distress than non-quarantined children and adolescents (p ˂0.001). Worry (68.59%), helplessness (66.11%) and fear (61.98%) were the most common feelings experienced under quarantine.

CONCLUSIONS

The low compliance with quarantine requirements as seen in this study raises a serious concern about the effectiveness of quarantine as a preventive measure of disease transmission. Compliance and mental health problems can be improved by providing adequate financial support and enhanced knowledge about pandemic planning.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics, Government Medical College, Bettiah, Bihar, India.Department of Community Medicine, Nalanda Medical College and Hospital, Patna, Bihar, India. dr_saurabh_life@yahoo.com.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32472347

Citation

Saurabh, Kumar, and Shilpi Ranjan. "Compliance and Psychological Impact of Quarantine in Children and Adolescents Due to Covid-19 Pandemic." Indian Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 87, no. 7, 2020, pp. 532-536.
Saurabh K, Ranjan S. Compliance and Psychological Impact of Quarantine in Children and Adolescents due to Covid-19 Pandemic. Indian J Pediatr. 2020;87(7):532-536.
Saurabh, K., & Ranjan, S. (2020). Compliance and Psychological Impact of Quarantine in Children and Adolescents due to Covid-19 Pandemic. Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 87(7), 532-536. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12098-020-03347-3
Saurabh K, Ranjan S. Compliance and Psychological Impact of Quarantine in Children and Adolescents Due to Covid-19 Pandemic. Indian J Pediatr. 2020;87(7):532-536. PubMed PMID: 32472347.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Compliance and Psychological Impact of Quarantine in Children and Adolescents due to Covid-19 Pandemic. AU - Saurabh,Kumar, AU - Ranjan,Shilpi, Y1 - 2020/05/29/ PY - 2020/04/18/received PY - 2020/05/11/accepted PY - 2020/5/31/pubmed PY - 2020/7/3/medline PY - 2020/5/31/entrez KW - Adolescents KW - Compliance KW - Covid-19 KW - Psychological KW - Quarantine SP - 532 EP - 536 JF - Indian journal of pediatrics JO - Indian J Pediatr VL - 87 IS - 7 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To examine a cohort of children and adolescents quarantined during Coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak in India and to describe their understanding of, compliance with and the psychological impact of quarantine experience. METHODS: One hundred twenty one children and adolescents along with their parents were interviewed regarding their compliance and psychological distress during the quarantine period. A comparable data was also obtained from 131 children and adolescents who were not quarantined. RESULTS: Most of the children and adolescents were non-compliant as compliance with all requirements was low (7.43%), though compliance with community protective measures (17.35%) was better than compliance with household protective measures (10.71%). Quarantined children and adolescents experienced greater psychological distress than non-quarantined children and adolescents (p ˂0.001). Worry (68.59%), helplessness (66.11%) and fear (61.98%) were the most common feelings experienced under quarantine. CONCLUSIONS: The low compliance with quarantine requirements as seen in this study raises a serious concern about the effectiveness of quarantine as a preventive measure of disease transmission. Compliance and mental health problems can be improved by providing adequate financial support and enhanced knowledge about pandemic planning. SN - 0973-7693 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32472347/Compliance_and_Psychological_Impact_of_Quarantine_in_Children_and_Adolescents_due_to_Covid_19_Pandemic_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12098-020-03347-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -