An exploration of the impact of COVID-19 on mental health in South Africa.

  title={An exploration of the impact of COVID-19 on mental health in South Africa.},
  author={Jeroen De Man and Mario R Smith and Marguerite Schneider and Hanani Tabana},
  journal={Psychology, health \& medicine},
  • J. De Man, Mario R Smith, +1 author H. Tabana
  • Published 28 July 2021
  • Medicine
  • Psychology, health & medicine
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, South Africa implemented a strict stay-at-home order. The mental health effects of the pandemic and related containment measures are minimally documented in this region. This study examines the association between COVID-19 related stressors and mental health during a strict stay-at-home order in South Africa. A total of 860 self-selected participants residing in the Western Cape province completed an online survey from 20-31 May 2020. This sample consisted… Expand


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