Background and Objective
The mental wellbeing of individuals has been exposed to psychological distress as a result of the COVID19 pandemic that resulted in a lockdown and hugely impacted the economy across the world. This study wasconducted to investigate the impact of COVID19 on the mental wellbeing of residents in the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria.
Using a crosssectional design, data were obtained from 410 respondents that completed the questionnaire online. The Kessler Psychological Distress (K10) and Warwick-Edinburg Mental Wellbeing Scale (WEMWBS) were used to assess psychological distress and mental wellbeing of respondents respectively. Multivariantanalysis was used to examine the association between sociodemographic factors of respondents and mental wellbeing; while regression analysis was used to determine the strength of the association at a 0.05 level of significance.
The impact of COVID19 amongst respondents in this study showed that struggling financially (46.7%) and elongated study period (37.5%) were the most reported. Also, 75% of the respondents reported they had severe psychological distress, and only 1.7% reported to be likely well. Almost half of the respondents (49.2%) reported poor mental health.
There was a significant association between marital status and type offamily and mental wellbeing at p≤0.05
The study showed that being married and coming from a nuclear family positively affect mental health; these are indicators of social support which need to be promoted to improve the mental health indices of the general public.
Keywords: psychological distress, mental wellbeing, COVID19 pandemic, social support.
Atariata, O., Aisha, B & Bello, S (2021). The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Nigerian Population. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-on-the-mental-health-and-wellbeing-among-residents-of-federal-capital-territory-fct-nigeria
Atariata, Oghenewoke, et. al. "The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Nigerian Population" Afribary. Afribary, 04 Aug. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-on-the-mental-health-and-wellbeing-among-residents-of-federal-capital-territory-fct-nigeria. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.
Atariata, Oghenewoke, Bubah Aisha and Saada Bello . "The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Nigerian Population". Afribary, Afribary, 04 Aug. 2021. Web. 26 Jan. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-on-the-mental-health-and-wellbeing-among-residents-of-federal-capital-territory-fct-nigeria >.
Atariata, Oghenewoke, Bubah Aisha and Saada Bello . "The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Nigerian Population" Afribary (2021). Accessed January 26, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-on-the-mental-health-and-wellbeing-among-residents-of-federal-capital-territory-fct-nigeria