‘Standing together – at a distance’: Documenting changes in mental-health indicators in Denmark during the COVID-19 pandemic

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‘Standing together – at a distance’ : Documenting changes in mental-health indicators in Denmark during the COVID-19 pandemic. / Clotworthy, Amy; Dissing, Agnete Skovlund; Nguyen, Tri-Long; Jensen, Andreas Kryger; Andersen, Thea Otte; Bilsteen, Josephine Funck; Elsenburg, Leonie K.; Keller, Amélie Cléo; Kusumastuti, Sasmita; Mathisen, Jimmi; Mehta, Amar Jayant; Pinot de Moira, Angela; Rod, Morten Hulvej; Skovdal, Morten; Strandberg-Larsen, Katrine; Willaing, Ingrid; V Varga, Tibor; Vinther, Johan Lerbech; Xu, Tianwei; Hoeyer, Klaus; Rod, Naja Hulvej.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, Vol. 49, No. 1, 2021, p. 79-87.

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Clotworthy, A, Dissing, AS, Nguyen, T-L, Jensen, AK, Andersen, TO, Bilsteen, JF, Elsenburg, LK, Keller, AC, Kusumastuti, S, Mathisen, J, Mehta, AJ, Pinot de Moira, A, Rod, MH, Skovdal, M, Strandberg-Larsen, K, Willaing, I, V Varga, T, Vinther, JL, Xu, T, Hoeyer, K & Rod, NH 2021, '‘Standing together – at a distance’: Documenting changes in mental-health indicators in Denmark during the COVID-19 pandemic', Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 79-87. https://doi.org/10.1177/1403494820956445

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Clotworthy, A., Dissing, A. S., Nguyen, T-L., Jensen, A. K., Andersen, T. O., Bilsteen, J. F., Elsenburg, L. K., Keller, A. C., Kusumastuti, S., Mathisen, J., Mehta, A. J., Pinot de Moira, A., Rod, M. H., Skovdal, M., Strandberg-Larsen, K., Willaing, I., V Varga, T., Vinther, J. L., Xu, T., ... Rod, N. H. (2021). ‘Standing together – at a distance’: Documenting changes in mental-health indicators in Denmark during the COVID-19 pandemic. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 49(1), 79-87. https://doi.org/10.1177/1403494820956445

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Clotworthy A, Dissing AS, Nguyen T-L, Jensen AK, Andersen TO, Bilsteen JF et al. ‘Standing together – at a distance’: Documenting changes in mental-health indicators in Denmark during the COVID-19 pandemic. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 2021;49(1):79-87. https://doi.org/10.1177/1403494820956445

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Clotworthy, Amy ; Dissing, Agnete Skovlund ; Nguyen, Tri-Long ; Jensen, Andreas Kryger ; Andersen, Thea Otte ; Bilsteen, Josephine Funck ; Elsenburg, Leonie K. ; Keller, Amélie Cléo ; Kusumastuti, Sasmita ; Mathisen, Jimmi ; Mehta, Amar Jayant ; Pinot de Moira, Angela ; Rod, Morten Hulvej ; Skovdal, Morten ; Strandberg-Larsen, Katrine ; Willaing, Ingrid ; V Varga, Tibor ; Vinther, Johan Lerbech ; Xu, Tianwei ; Hoeyer, Klaus ; Rod, Naja Hulvej. / ‘Standing together – at a distance’ : Documenting changes in mental-health indicators in Denmark during the COVID-19 pandemic. In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 2021 ; Vol. 49, No. 1. pp. 79-87.

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title = "{\textquoteleft}Standing together – at a distance{\textquoteright}: Documenting changes in mental-health indicators in Denmark during the COVID-19 pandemic",
abstract = "Aims: There is a need to document the mental-health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated societal lockdowns. We initiated a large mixed-methods data collection, focusing on crisis-specific worries and mental-healthindicators during the lockdown in Denmark. Methods: The study incorporated five data sources, including quantitative surveys and qualitative interviews. The surveys included a time series of cross-sectional online questionnaires starting on 20 March 2020, in which 300 (3×100) Danish residents were drawn every three days from three population groups: the general population (N=1046), families with children (N=1032) and older people (N=1059). These data were analysed by trend analysis. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 32 people aged 24–83 throughout Denmark to provide context to the survey results and to gain insight into people{\textquoteright}s experiences of the lockdown. Results: Absolute level of worries, quality of life and social isolation were relatively stable across all population groups during the lockdown, although there was a slight deterioration in older people{\textquoteright}s overall mental health. Many respondents were worried about their loved ones{\textquoteright} health (74–76%) and the potential long-term economic consequences of the pandemic (61–66%). The qualitative interviews documented significant variation in people{\textquoteright}s experiences, suggesting that the lockdown{\textquoteright}s effect on everyday life had not been altogether negative. Conclusions: People in Denmark seem to have managed the lockdown without alarming changes in their mental health. However, it is important to continue investigating the effects of the pandemic and various public-health measures on mental health over time and across national contexts.",
keywords = "Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Mental health, COVID-19, Quality of life, Social isolation, Worries, Public health, Denmark, Citizen science",
author = "Amy Clotworthy and Dissing, {Agnete Skovlund} and Tri-Long Nguyen and Jensen, {Andreas Kryger} and Andersen, {Thea Otte} and Bilsteen, {Josephine Funck} and Elsenburg, {Leonie K.} and Keller, {Am{\'e}lie Cl{\'e}o} and Sasmita Kusumastuti and Jimmi Mathisen and Mehta, {Amar Jayant} and {Pinot de Moira}, Angela and Rod, {Morten Hulvej} and Morten Skovdal and Katrine Strandberg-Larsen and Ingrid Willaing and {V Varga}, Tibor and Vinther, {Johan Lerbech} and Tianwei Xu and Klaus Hoeyer and Rod, {Naja Hulvej}",
year = "2021",
doi = "10.1177/1403494820956445",
language = "English",
volume = "49",
pages = "79--87",
journal = "Scandinavian Journal of Public Health",
issn = "1403-4948",
publisher = "SAGE Publications",
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RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - ‘Standing together – at a distance’

T2 - Documenting changes in mental-health indicators in Denmark during the COVID-19 pandemic

AU - Clotworthy, Amy

AU - Dissing, Agnete Skovlund

AU - Nguyen, Tri-Long

AU - Jensen, Andreas Kryger

AU - Andersen, Thea Otte

AU - Bilsteen, Josephine Funck

AU - Elsenburg, Leonie K.

AU - Keller, Amélie Cléo

AU - Kusumastuti, Sasmita

AU - Mathisen, Jimmi

AU - Mehta, Amar Jayant

AU - Pinot de Moira, Angela

AU - Rod, Morten Hulvej

AU - Skovdal, Morten

AU - Strandberg-Larsen, Katrine

AU - Willaing, Ingrid

AU - V Varga, Tibor

AU - Vinther, Johan Lerbech

AU - Xu, Tianwei

AU - Hoeyer, Klaus

AU - Rod, Naja Hulvej

PY - 2021

Y1 - 2021

N2 - Aims: There is a need to document the mental-health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated societal lockdowns. We initiated a large mixed-methods data collection, focusing on crisis-specific worries and mental-healthindicators during the lockdown in Denmark. Methods: The study incorporated five data sources, including quantitative surveys and qualitative interviews. The surveys included a time series of cross-sectional online questionnaires starting on 20 March 2020, in which 300 (3×100) Danish residents were drawn every three days from three population groups: the general population (N=1046), families with children (N=1032) and older people (N=1059). These data were analysed by trend analysis. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 32 people aged 24–83 throughout Denmark to provide context to the survey results and to gain insight into people’s experiences of the lockdown. Results: Absolute level of worries, quality of life and social isolation were relatively stable across all population groups during the lockdown, although there was a slight deterioration in older people’s overall mental health. Many respondents were worried about their loved ones’ health (74–76%) and the potential long-term economic consequences of the pandemic (61–66%). The qualitative interviews documented significant variation in people’s experiences, suggesting that the lockdown’s effect on everyday life had not been altogether negative. Conclusions: People in Denmark seem to have managed the lockdown without alarming changes in their mental health. However, it is important to continue investigating the effects of the pandemic and various public-health measures on mental health over time and across national contexts.

AB - Aims: There is a need to document the mental-health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated societal lockdowns. We initiated a large mixed-methods data collection, focusing on crisis-specific worries and mental-healthindicators during the lockdown in Denmark. Methods: The study incorporated five data sources, including quantitative surveys and qualitative interviews. The surveys included a time series of cross-sectional online questionnaires starting on 20 March 2020, in which 300 (3×100) Danish residents were drawn every three days from three population groups: the general population (N=1046), families with children (N=1032) and older people (N=1059). These data were analysed by trend analysis. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 32 people aged 24–83 throughout Denmark to provide context to the survey results and to gain insight into people’s experiences of the lockdown. Results: Absolute level of worries, quality of life and social isolation were relatively stable across all population groups during the lockdown, although there was a slight deterioration in older people’s overall mental health. Many respondents were worried about their loved ones’ health (74–76%) and the potential long-term economic consequences of the pandemic (61–66%). The qualitative interviews documented significant variation in people’s experiences, suggesting that the lockdown’s effect on everyday life had not been altogether negative. Conclusions: People in Denmark seem to have managed the lockdown without alarming changes in their mental health. However, it is important to continue investigating the effects of the pandemic and various public-health measures on mental health over time and across national contexts.

KW - Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

KW - Mental health

KW - COVID-19

KW - Quality of life

KW - Social isolation

KW - Worries

KW - Public health

KW - Denmark

KW - Citizen science

U2 - 10.1177/1403494820956445

DO - 10.1177/1403494820956445

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 32907495

VL - 49

SP - 79

EP - 87

JO - Scandinavian Journal of Public Health

JF - Scandinavian Journal of Public Health

SN - 1403-4948

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