Management in Health, Vol 24, No 2 (2020)

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A CROSS-SECTIONAL EXAMINATION OF THE EFFECTS OF COVID-19 ON TURKISH COMMUNITY: AN INTEGRATED PERSPECTIVE OF SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES

Doğancan ÇAVMAK, Şeyda ÇAVMAK, Sait SÖYLER

Abstract


Starting from China, COVID-19 has spread to countries from different continents and is defined as “pandemic” by WHO. Countries implemented many measures to block the spread of the virus. These measures related to COVID-19 pandemic has affected many people not only in terms of health status but also with social, economic, and psychological dimensions. This study aimed to provide an understanding of the effects of the COVID-19 on the Turkish population.  The study is cross-sectional and quantitative. A survey was conducted to collect data from a total of 1021 participants from different cities in Turkey. Confirmatory factor analysis, descriptive statistics, Mann Whitney U, and Kruskal Wallis tests were conducted. The study revealed that the burden of social, economic, and public health effects of COVID-19 were significantly different according to the demographic features of the sample. The results also indicated that there were significant relationships between social, economic effects and anxiety levels of the population.

 

Keywords:  COVID-19, Pandemic, Effects, Socio-economic, Turkey.


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