Mental health and physical symptoms of people quarantined during the COVID-19 outbreak

Published:September 15, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2021.09.009
      We read with great interest the letter by Fernández-De-Las-Peñas and colleagues
      • Fernández-de-las-Peñas C.
      • Gómez-Mayordomo V.
      • de-la-Llave-Rincón A.I.
      • Palacios-Ceña M.
      • Rodríguez-Jiménez J.
      • Florencio L.L.
      • Velasco-Arribas M.
      • Fuensalida-Novo S.
      • Cigarán-Méndez M.
      • Ambite-Quesada S.
      • Guijarro C.
      • Cuadrado M.L.
      • Arias-Navalón J.A.
      • Ortega-Santiago R.
      • Elvira-Martínez C.M.
      • Molina-Trigueros L.J.
      • Torres-Macho J.
      • Sebastián-Viana T.
      • Canto-Diez M.G.
      • Hernández-Barrera V.
      • Palacios-Ceña D.
      Anxiety, depression and poor sleep quality as long-term post-COVID sequelae in previously hospitalized patients: a multicenter study.
      in Journal of Infection on the status of mental health and sleep in previously hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Evidence support that after hospital discharge for seven months, almost 50% of hospitalised survivors still have anxiety or depressive symptoms and/or poor sleep quality. Meanwhile, Liu and colleagues
      • Liu J.J.
      • Bao Y.
      • Huang X.
      • Shi J.
      • Lu L.
      Mental health considerations for children quarantined because of COVID-19.
      thought the mental health of children quarantined would be negatively affected by COVID-19, which published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. Hence, we hypothesized that the status of mental and sleep of people at different age stages would be affected both in quarantine and postepidemic era. Here, we provide our study on the mental health and physical symptoms (includes sleep) of children (7–12 years old), adolescents (13–18 years old) and their teachers (>18 years old) quarantined at collective medical observation centers because of COVID-19.

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