The Effect of Psychological Inflexibility on Social-Distancing Phobia Mediated by Preoccupation With Sleep and Intolerance of Uncertainty in the Elderly Population During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Publication date: Feb 08, 2024

The aim of this study was to explore whether psychological inflexibility in the elderly population is related to social-distancing phobia, and examine whether their viral anxiety, preoccupation with sleep, or intolerance of uncertainty may mediate the relationship. Among the elderly population aged ≥65 in Korea, we conducted an anonymous online survey during January and February 2023. We collected the responses of 300 participants, collected demographic information, and symptoms using rating scales such as the Social-Distancing Phobia scale, Stress and Anxiety to Viral Epidemics-6 items (SAVE-6), Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale-12 (IUS-12), Acceptance and Action Questionnaire-II (AAQ-II), and Glasgow Sleep Effort Scale (GSES). Social-distancing phobia was expected by the SAVE-6 (β=0. 34, p

Concepts Keywords
Korea Anxiety
Pandemic Cognition
Sleep Coronavirus disease-2019
Therapy Distancing
Viral Psychology


Type Source Name
disease MESH Phobia
disease MESH Uncertainty
disease VO population
disease MESH COVID-19 Pandemic
pathway KEGG Coronavirus disease

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