Factor Related to Anxiety Among Parents of Children Under Five Years of Age During COVID-19 Pandemic
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- Anxiety; Children under five; COVID-19; Pandemic; Parent
The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak emerged and caused a crisis in various sectors. Widespread local quarantine is done as an effort to stop the spread of the virus. This may be particularly difficult for parent who have children as a vulnerable group especially children under five years of age, because playing and interaction is necessity to achieve optimal growth and development. Therefore, Parents somewhat dealing with those adversity may experience psychological problem such as anxiety. This study aimed to determine factors related to parent anxiety during COVID-19 pandemic. A cross-sectional study conducted among parent of children under five years of age during COVID-19 pandemic period. A total 92 participants Were involved in this study. This study assessed parent anxiety using Hamilton Anxiety Rating Score Scale (HARS), social support using The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS), history of COVID-19 in family, and socioeconomic status in family. The prevalence of parent anxiety, high perceived social support during COVID-19 pandemic, history of COVID-19 in family, was 67,4%, 37%, and 55,4%, respectively. Multi-variable logistic regression analysis showed that parent education (OR = 11,1; p = 0,032) and perceived social support (OR = 118,9; p = 0,000) was the higher risk factor of parent anxiety during COVID-19 pandemic. Our finding showed high prevalence of anxiety among parents. Low perceived social support and parent with lower education are more likely to experience anxiety. Meanwhile perceived social support during local quarantine was in higher condition. This study suggests that psychological health among parents of children under five years old need to be concerned by multi-sector intervention such as health care provider, local government, and family involvement. Parents psychological health will affect children growth and development.
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TY - CONF AU - Puji Nurfauziatul Hasanah AU - Dini Afriani AU - Witri Dewi Mentari AU - Sutisna AU - Burdahyat PY - 2023 DA - 2023/05/13 TI - Factor Related to Anxiety Among Parents of Children Under Five Years of Age During COVID-19 Pandemic BT - Proceedings of the 1st UMSurabaya Multidisciplinary International Conference 2021 (MICon 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 879 EP - 886 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-38476-022-0_98 DO - 10.2991/978-2-38476-022-0_98 ID - Hasanah2023 ER -