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

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Clotworthy, A, Dissing, AS, Nguyen, T-L, Jensen, AK, Andersen, TO, Bilsteen, JF, Elsenburg, LK, Keller, A, Kusumastuti, S, Mathisen, J, Mehta, A, Pinot de Moira, A, Rod, MH, Skovdal, M, Strandberg-Larsen, K, Tapager, IW, Varga, TV, Vinther, JL, Xu, T, Hoeyer, K & Hulvej Rod, N 2021, ''Standing together - at a distance': Documenting changes in mental-health indicators in Denmark during the COVID-19 pandemic', Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Supplement, bind 49, nr. 1, s. 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., Kusumastuti, S., Mathisen, J., Mehta, A., Pinot de Moira, A., Rod, M. H., Skovdal, M., Strandberg-Larsen, K., Tapager, I. W., Varga, T. V., Vinther, J. L., Xu, T., ... Hulvej Rod, N. (2021). 'Standing together - at a distance': Documenting changes in mental-health indicators in Denmark during the COVID-19 pandemic. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Supplement, 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, Elsenburg LK, Keller A, Kusumastuti S, Mathisen J, Mehta A, Pinot de Moira A, Rod MH, Skovdal M, Strandberg-Larsen K, Tapager IW, Varga TV, Vinther JL, Xu T, Hoeyer K, Hulvej Rod N. 2021. 'Standing together - at a distance': Documenting changes in mental-health indicators in Denmark during the COVID-19 pandemic. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Supplement. 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 ; Kusumastuti, Sasmita ; Mathisen, Jimmi ; Mehta, Amar ; Pinot de Moira, Angela ; Rod, Morten Hulvej ; Skovdal, Morten ; Strandberg-Larsen, Katrine ; Tapager, Ingrid Willaing ; Varga, Tibor V ; Vinther, Johan Lerbech ; Xu, Tianwei ; Hoeyer, Klaus ; Hulvej Rod, Naja. / 'Standing together - at a distance' : Documenting changes in mental-health indicators in Denmark during the COVID-19 pandemic. I: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Supplement. 2021 ; Bind 49, Nr. 1. s. 79-87.

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title = "'Standing together - at a distance': 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-health indicators 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.",
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 Am{\'e}lie Keller and Sasmita Kusumastuti and Jimmi Mathisen and Amar Mehta and {Pinot de Moira}, Angela and Rod, {Morten Hulvej} and Morten Skovdal and Katrine Strandberg-Larsen and Tapager, {Ingrid Willaing} and Varga, {Tibor V} and Vinther, {Johan Lerbech} and Tianwei Xu and Klaus Hoeyer and {Hulvej Rod}, Naja",
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RIS

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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

AU - Kusumastuti, Sasmita

AU - Mathisen, Jimmi

AU - Mehta, Amar

AU - Pinot de Moira, Angela

AU - Rod, Morten Hulvej

AU - Skovdal, Morten

AU - Strandberg-Larsen, Katrine

AU - Tapager, Ingrid Willaing

AU - Varga, Tibor V

AU - Vinther, Johan Lerbech

AU - Xu, Tianwei

AU - Hoeyer, Klaus

AU - Hulvej Rod, Naja

PY - 2021/2

Y1 - 2021/2

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-health indicators 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-health indicators 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.

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