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Title: Repercussion of COVID-19 pandemic on Brazilians’ quality of life : a nationwide cross-sectional study
Authors: Teotônio, Isabella Márcia Soares Nogueira
Hecht, Mariana Machado
Castro, Luiz Claudio Gonçalves de
Gandolfi, Lenora
Pratesi, Riccardo
Nakano, Eduardo Yoshio
Zandonadi, Renata Puppin
Pratesi, Claudia Beatriz
Assunto:: População - Brasil
Qualidade de vida
Issue Date: 18-Nov-2020
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: TEOTÔNIO, Isabella et al. Repercussion of COVID-19 pandemic on Brazilians’ quality of life: a nationwide cross-sectional study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, v. 17, n. 22, 8554, 2020. DOI: Disponível em: Acesso em: 07 jan. 2020.
Abstract: The COVID-19 outbreak, caused by Sars-Cov-2, was officially declared a global pandemic in February 2020, after an unexpected increase in hospitalization and mortality. When faced with this new disease, social and physical distancing and quarantine emerged as solutions to reduce virus transmission. This article examines the quality of life (QoL) of the Brazilian population’s during this period of isolation, due to the COVID-19 pandemic by analyzing; physical, psychological, social, and economic aspects. An online survey was distributed from 27 May to 14 August of 2020. A total of 1859 surveys were completed. Our results indicate that Brazilians were more affected by economic and social aspects than psychological and physical. Unemployed participants and individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 presented the lowest QoL. Females showed worst QoL scores than males, but having children did not influence the score. Higher educational level was associated with a better perception of QoL. Not following social distancing guidelines presented better scores in the psychological domain than the ones following restrict or partial social distancing rules. This study is the first to evaluate adults’ QoL related to the Sars-Cov-2 pandemic in Brazil at a national level. Our data may help health authorities identify the main factors affecting the QoL of the Brazilian population, thereby orientating them to recover after the pandemic.
Licença:: © 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
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