The Psychological Impact of ‘Mild Lockdown’ in Japan during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Nationwide Survey under a Declared State of Emergency

@article{Yamamoto2020ThePI,
  title={The Psychological Impact of ‘Mild Lockdown’ in Japan during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Nationwide Survey under a Declared State of Emergency},
  author={Tetsuya Yamamoto and Chigusa Uchiumi and Naho Suzuki and Junichiro Yoshimoto and Eric Murillo-Rodr{\'i}guez},
  journal={International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health},
  year={2020},
  volume={17}
}
This study examined the psychological distress caused by non-coercive lockdown (mild lockdown) in Japan. An online survey was conducted with 11,333 people (52.4% women; mean age = 46.3 {+/-} 14.6 years, range = 18-89 years) during the mild lockdown in the seven prefectures most affected by COVID-19 infection. Over one-third (36.6%) of participants experienced mild-to-moderate psychological distress (Kessler Psychological Distress Scale [K6] score 5-12), while 11.5% reported serious… 

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