Impact of COVID-19 on women's life: their health, quality of life and lifestyle

Abstract COVID-19 has affected all aspects of life of men and women. However, women are considered to be hit the hardest by the pandemic. The aim of the study was to determine the impact of COVID-19 on women's lifestyle and quality of life (QoL). A questionnaire was developed consisting of sociodemographic data, health condition (presence of chronic condition, BMI, COVID-19 status), selected lifestyle components, stress level (Perceived Stress Scales, PSS-10) and QoL (sense of security/social relationships/mental and physical wellbeing/health care access/financial situation/work satisfaction) in comparison to pre-COVID times. The questionnaire was distributed via social media from April 2-9th, 2021 (peak of 3. COVID wave in our country). 195 women (mean age 40.1, range: 20-71 years) were enrolled in the study. 63.6% were married, 10.3% single, 60% were parents. Mean BMI was 24.8 (range: 16.7-45.7). 57.4% women had a correct BMI, 26.2% were overweight, 12.8% obese. 30.3% had a chronic condition. 36.9% had COVID-19, 23.8% not sure about undergoing SARS-CoV-2. 41.5% women declared gaining weight during COVID-19, 23.6% - eating healthier than before pandemic. 46.7% reported lower physical activity, 12.9% greater alcohol intake and 7.2% smoking more in comparison to pre-COVID. 33.8% have worked more; 44.6% have had additional everyday tasks related to taking care of a family member. 51.8% experienced high stress, 30.8% - moderate. 63.1% declared their overall QoL has deterior...
Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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