Journal article

Factors associated with fears due to COVID-19: A Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) COVID-19 cohort study.

Yin Wu, Linda Kwakkenbos, Richard S Henry, Marie-Eve Carrier, Maria Gagarine, Sami Harb, Angelica Bourgeault, Lydia Tao, Andrea Carboni-Jiménez, Zelalem Negeri, Scott Patten, Susan J Bartlett, Luc Mouthon, John Varga, Andrea Benedetti, Brett D Thombs, undefined SPIN Patient Advisors, undefined SPIN Investigators

Journal of Psychosomatic Research | Elsevier | Published : 2021

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: No studies have examined factors associated with fear in any group of people vulnerable during COVID-19 due to pre-existing medical conditions. OBJECTIVE: To investigate factors associated with fear of consequences of COVID-19 among people living with a pre-existing medical condition, the autoimmune disease systemic sclerosis (SSc; scleroderma), including country. METHODS: Pre-COVID-19 data from the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) Cohort were linked to COVID-19 data collected in April 2020. Multivariable linear regression was used to assess factors associated with continuous scores of the 10-item COVID-19 Fears Questionnaire for Chronic Medical Conditio..

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