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Mei-Xian Zhang; Xiao-Qing Lin; Yan Chen (et al.)
Vaccine hesitancy seriously hinders herd immunity. This study explored the determinants of parental hesitancy to vaccinate children against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China. A population-based self-administered online questionnaire evaluating parental hesitancy in vaccinating their children against COVID-19 was conducted in Taizhou, China. Of the 2463 parents who received the invitation, 1788 (72.6%) responded to the survey.
Jindong Liu; Biying Wu; Jiayu Qu
Hang Zhang; Hanmei Xu; Lijuan Huang (et al.)
The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to threaten the physical and mental health of people across the world. This study aimed to understand the psychological impact of this disease on adolescents with major depressive disorder (MDD) at 1 month after the start of the outbreak in China. Using the Children’s Impact of Event Scale (CRIES-13) questionnaire, it investigated the occurrence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in two groups of adolescents: MDD patients who were in continuous antidepressant therapy and healthy controls. Total scores and factor subscores were compared between the two groups and subgroups stratified by sex and school grade. Logistic regression was used to identify variables associated with high total CRIES-13 scores.
Qiguo Lian; Xiayun Zuo; Xiangyang Zhong (et al.)
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic affected almost 1.6 billion students or more than 90% of learners globally. However, the effect of school closures during COVID-19 pandemic on adolescent sleep duration remains unclear. This study undertook a cross-sectional electronic survey in six junior and senior high schools in Shanghai, China from late June to early July 2020. It evaluated the changes of sleep duration on weekdays by comparing sleep duration hours and insufficient sleep (< 9 h for children aged 6–13 years or < 8 h for teenagers aged 14–17 years) in COVID-19 school closures and after school reopening. It also investigated possible sex differences in the changes of sleep duration.
Tianhang Zhoua; Weiran Chena; Xiujun Liu (et al.)
Children of parents with mental illness (COPMI) are vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study aimed to assess the psychosocial impacts of the pandemic and identify potential factors influencing their mental health. 665 COPMI from six sites including Wuhan in China were enrolled. COPMI's mental health and the impacts of COVID-19 were assessed by an online survey. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to examine the association between impact factors and participants’ mental health.
Keqiao Liu; Yang Yang; Miao Li (et al.)
Preterm birth is the leading cause of child morbidity and mortality globally. We aimed to determine the impact of the COVID-19 mitigation measures implemented in China on 23 January 2020 on the incidence of preterm birth in our institution. Logistic regression analysis was used to investigate the association between the national COVID-19 mitigation measures implemented in China and the incidence of preterm birth.
Rui Zhen; Xiao Zhou
Qiuyue Yang; Jianjun Gu; Jon-Chao Hong
Jin Yanga; Ting Zhanga; Weiran Qi (et al.)
Ming Cui; Peipei Hong
The current study aimed to examine the economic impact of COVID-19 virus on family dynamics and college-age children's mental health in China and to identity personal and social or relational resilience factors that could buffer the negative consequences of COVID-19. Since an outbreak of COVID-19 was first reported in China in December 2019, it has profoundly changed the lives of families and children of all ages. In particular, it has created challenges among families with college-age young adult children. Using a sample of 484 college students from 21 universities in China, an online survey design was utilized to obtain information from these students on their family demographics and economic situation, parent–child interactions, and individual well-being during COVID-19.
Xiaobing Zhai; Yanan Zhang; Ehab S. Eshak (et al.)
Since coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, its terrible infectiousness has caused great panic, anxiety and poor sleep quality to the vulnerable adolescent populations. This cross-sectional online survey recruited 10,569 Chinese junior and senior high school adolescents during January 31 to February 9, 2020. Basic sociodemographic information, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Self-rating Anxiety Scale (SAS), and Fear of negative evaluation (FNE) were included in the survey. Chi-square and logistic regression analyses were used to identify factors correlated with poor sleep quality.
Sanyin Cheng; Yuqin Yang; Meng Deng
Chenyi Zhang; Wei Qiu; Hongli Li (et al.)
Juan Wen; Lijun Zhu; Chenbo Ji
COVID-19-related school closures may increase the prevalence of childhood obesity, which has aroused public concerns. This study aimed to analyze the weight and height changes in Chinese preschool children during the COVID-19-related school closures period. A total of 124,603 children from multi-city kindergartens in China were included in this study. It evaluated the prevalence of overweight and obese in preschool children experienced school closures, and compared the changes in BMI, weight, and height of preschool children among COVID-19 school closures period, the same period last year and the same period the year before last.
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