Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions on psychosocial and behavioural outcomes among Australian adults with type 2 diabetes: Findings from the PREDICT cohort study
Julian W Sacre, Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott, Agus Salim, Kaarin J Anstey, Grant R Drummond, Rachel R Huxley, Dianna J Magliano, Peter van Wijngaarden, Paul Z Zimmet, Jane Speight, Jonathan E Shaw
DIABETIC MEDICINE | WILEY | Published : 2021
AIM: To examine psychosocial and behavioural impacts of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and lockdown restrictions among adults with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Participants enrolled in the PRogrEssion of DIabetic ComplicaTions (PREDICT) cohort study in Melbourne, Australia (n = 489 with a baseline assessment pre-2020) were invited to complete a phone/online follow-up assessment in mid-2020 (i.e., amidst COVID-19 lockdown restrictions). Repeated assessments that were compared with pre-COVID-19 baseline levels included anxiety symptoms (7-item Generalised Anxiety Disorder scale [GAD-7]), depressive symptoms (8-item Patient Health Questionnaire [PHQ-8]), diabetes distress (..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia
Funding support for this study was provided by La Trobe University, the Ernest Heine Family Foundation-Sydney, Boehringer Ingelheim, the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (APP1107361 to DJM and APP1173952 to JES) and the State Government of Victoria Operational Infrastructure Support Program. EHT and JSp are supported by core funding to the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes provided by the collaboration between Diabetes Victoria and Deakin University. Funding sources for this study had no role in study design, data collection, analysis or interpretation of data, nor in the reporting or publication of results.