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Enfermería Actual de Costa Rica

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SANTOS, Daiane Silva dos et al. Impactos emocionais e fisiológicos do isolamento durante a pandemia de COVID-19. Enfermería Actual de Costa Rica [online]. 2021, n.40, 41929. ISSN 1409-4568.


The objective of this paper was to assess the emotional and physiological impacts of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.


About 238 individuals participated of both sexes and different age groups who were in social isolation, during the COVID-19 pandemic and was used as a data collection instrument with a questionnaire.


Of the participants, 65.5% (n = 156) were female and 33.3% (n = 80) male. In terms of emotions, 73.1% of participants agreed that they often feet uncomfortable due to isolation; 66% anxious/agitated; 66.8% irritated/stressed and 66.7% sad/unwell.


Concluded that the participants tended to have emotional in their routines, wich are harmful to their health as a whole. The emotional and physiological aspects of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic have significant potential to directly impact on individuals physical and mental health.

Keywords : Social-isolation; Public-health.

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