Health-Related Concerns, Excessive Worries, Obsessed Tendencies, and Covid-19 Anxiety Among Vaccinated and Non-Vaccinated Adults during the pandemic
Keywords:Health-related Concerns, excessive worries, obsessed tendencies, coronavirus anxiety, Vaccination era
The current study investigates the impact of vaccination on health-related concerns (HRC), excessive worries, obsessed tendencies, and COVID-19 anxiety (COA) during the vaccination era. This cross-sectional research was conducted in Pakistan from November 2020 to October 2021. The sample was collected through online/internet resources through a convenience sampling method. We administered the measures that explore the concerns and association with COVID-19, such as Coronavirus Anxiety Scale (CAS), Health Anxiety Inventory (HAI), Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS), and Generalized Anxiety Disorders Scale (GAD). Independent sample t-test statistics and mediation analysis were used to explore the findings. We targeted 634 respondents, and 365 met the inclusion criteria. Participants. Results indicate a significant difference was found on HRA (p<.001), OBS (p<.001), CMS (p<.001), GAD (p<.001), and COA (p<.001) between vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals. Furthermore, the finding indicates HRA significantly predicts COA (p<.001); whereas GAD and OCD significantly positively associate with HRC and substantially correlate with COA (p<.001). It is concluded that HRC, OCD, GAD, and COA were lower in vaccinated individuals and higher in non-vaccinated individuals. HRA positively relates to OCD and GAD, while OCD and GAD positively mediate between HRC and COA.
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Dr. Muhammad Umar Khan, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Psychology, G. C. University Faislabad email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Khawer Bilal Baig, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Bahria University, Lahore Campus, email: email@example.com
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