Psychological effects of quarantine on Syrian refugees, compared to the Jordanian populations

To ward off the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in 2019, the Jordanian government applied quarantine to the Jordanian population in addition to Syrian refugees. We evaluated the quarantine's psychological effect on people in Jordan after three weeks of quarantine. The prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in our sample population was determined using a higher than twenty score on the Impact of Event Scale-Revised (IES-R). The 2380 people who received the survey online demonstrated a high prevalence of PTSD, in which PTSD showed incidence of 82.5% and 66.5 in Syrian refugees and Jordanian populations, respectively. This study also reports the trend towards more increased PTSD prevalence in Syrian refugees compared to the Jordanian population depending on age, education and the household's combined monthly income. Knowledge and awareness of quarantined people's interactions are crucial to optimizing control of infectious diseases and reducing adverse impacts on those quarantined. © 2021 The Authors. International Migration © 2021 IOM

Al-Awaida W.1 , Al-Ameer H.J.1 , Al-Turk H.2 , Al Bawareed O. , Khalil R.4 , Al Deek A. , Fatima G.6 , Imraish A.7 , Mohanad Al-Dabet M. , Akash M.W.9
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  • 1 Department of Biology and Biotechnology, American University of Madaba, Madaba, Jordan
  • 2 Department of Serology and Immunology, Jordan Unilabs, Amman, Jordan
  • 3 Department of Normal Physiology, Peoples’ Friendship, University of Russia (RUDN University), Moscow, Russian Federation
  • 4 Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faculty of Science, University of Philadelphia – Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • 5 Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Languages and Communication, The American University of Madaba (AUM, Madaba, Jordan
  • 6 Era Medical College, Lucknow, India
  • 7 Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • 8 Department of Medical Laboratories, American University of Madaba, Madaba, Jordan
  • 9 Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
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coronavirus disease; COVID-19 future; Jordanian population; post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); quarantine; Syrian refugees
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