Occupational Balance, Fear and Agoraphobia in the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Hacettepe Üniversitesi

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Objectives: The occupational preferences and occupational balance of individuals have changed during the Covid-19 Pandemic period. This study aims to evaluate occupational balance, fear of Covid-19 and agoraphobia in adults during the Covid-19 pandemic. Materials and Methods: Six hundred ninety-nine individuals were included in this study. Occupational Balance Questionnaire, Fear of Covid-19 Scale and DSM-5 Agoraphobia Scale were used in the study. Results: A statistically significant moderate correlation was found between the Covid-19 Fear Scale and the DSM-5 Agoraphobia Scale (p<0.001, r=.497). There was no statistically significant relationship between the Covid-19 Fear Scale and OBQ (p<0.05). Individuals with regular physical and leisure activity habits had better occupational balance and less fear of Covid-19. Conclusion: In the Covid-19 pandemic, the activity preferences of individuals have changed and individuals generally prefer sedentary activities. Increasing fear of Covid-19 increases the level of agoraphobia. Considering the positive effects of regular activities, it is thought that by supporting individuals with meaningful and purposeful activities in the Covid-19 pandemic, occupational balance can be improved and the fear of Covid-19 can be reduced.


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Agoraphobia, Fear, Mental Health, Occupational Balance, Psychosocial


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