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Time and Covid-19 stress in the lockdown situation: Time free, «Dying» of boredom and sadness.
PLoS One. 2020; 15(8):e0236465.Plos

Abstract

A lockdown of people has been used as an efficient public health measure to fight against the exponential spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and allows the health system to manage the number of patients. The aim of this study (clinicaltrials.gov NCT00430818) was to evaluate the impact of both perceived stress aroused by Covid-19 and of emotions triggered by the lockdown situation on the individual experience of time. A large sample of the French population responded to a survey on their experience of the passage of time during the lockdown compared to before the lockdown. The perceived stress resulting from Covid-19 and stress at work and home were also assessed, as were the emotions felt. The results showed that people have experienced a slowing down of time during the lockdown. This time experience was not explained by the levels of perceived stress or anxiety, although these were considerable, but rather by the increase in boredom and sadness felt in the lockdown situation. The increased anger and fear of death only explained a small part of variance in the time judgment. The conscious experience of time therefore reflected the psychological difficulties experienced during lockdown and was not related to their perceived level of stress or anxiety.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Université Clermont Auvergne, CNRS, LAPSCO, Clermont-Ferrand, France.Université de Poitiers, CNRS, UMR 7295, Poitiers, France.Université Clermont Auvergne, CNRS, LAPSCO, Clermont-Ferrand, France.University Hospital of Clermont Ferrand, CHU Clermont-Ferrand, Clinical Research and Innovation Direction - Biostatistics, Clermont-Ferrand, France.University Hospital of Clermont Ferrand, CHU Clermont-Ferrand, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Clermont-Ferrand, France.University Hospital of Clermont Ferrand, CHU Clermont-Ferrand, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Clermont-Ferrand, France.University Hospital of Clermont Ferrand, CHU Clermont-Ferrand, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Clermont-Ferrand, France.Université Clermont Auvergne, CNRS, LAPSCO, Clermont-Ferrand, France.Université Clermont Auvergne, CNRS, LAPSCO, Clermont-Ferrand, France.Université de Genève, UNIGE, Fondation INARTIS, Genève, Switzerland.University Hospital of Clermont Ferrand, CHU Clermont-Ferrand, Clinical Research and Innovation Direction - Biostatistics, Clermont-Ferrand, France.No affiliation info availableUniversité Clermont Auvergne, CNRS, LAPSCO, Physiological and Psychosocial Stress, University Hospital of Clermont-Ferrand, CHU Clermont-Ferrand, Emergency Medicine, Clermont-Ferrand, France.Université Clermont Auvergne, CNRS, LAPSCO, Physiological and Psychosocial Stress, University Hospital of Clermont-Ferrand, CHU Clermont-Ferrand, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, WittyFit, Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32776990

Citation

Droit-Volet, Sylvie, et al. "Time and Covid-19 Stress in the Lockdown Situation: Time Free, «Dying» of Boredom and Sadness." PloS One, vol. 15, no. 8, 2020, pp. e0236465.
Droit-Volet S, Gil S, Martinelli N, et al. Time and Covid-19 stress in the lockdown situation: Time free, «Dying» of boredom and sadness. PLoS One. 2020;15(8):e0236465.
Droit-Volet, S., Gil, S., Martinelli, N., Andant, N., Clinchamps, M., Parreira, L., Rouffiac, K., Dambrun, M., Huguet, P., Dubuis, B., Pereira, B., Bouillon, J. B., & Dutheil, F. (2020). Time and Covid-19 stress in the lockdown situation: Time free, «Dying» of boredom and sadness. PloS One, 15(8), e0236465. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0236465
Droit-Volet S, et al. Time and Covid-19 Stress in the Lockdown Situation: Time Free, «Dying» of Boredom and Sadness. PLoS One. 2020;15(8):e0236465. PubMed PMID: 32776990.
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