The Determinant of the COVID-19 Psychosocial Burden inWest Java Province - Indonesia
Keywords:mental health, psychosocial burden, health behavior, COVID-19.
Background: West Java is one of Indonesia’s provinceswith a large and dense population, making it
vulnerable to quarantine or restrictions related to COVID-19.The study aims to analyze the determinants of
the COVID-19 psychosocial burden in West Java Province, Indonesia.
Methods:The author collected data by online survey until it gets 653 respondents. The study reviewed
psychosocial burdens by worries level. The study built the worries based on anxiety in five daily aspects:
economic, religion, education, work, and social aspects. Six independent variables were involved in the
analysis, including age, gender, marital status, education, employment status, and religion. In the final stage,
the study carried out a multivariate test using binary logistic regression.
Results:The results found that women were 0.544 times more likely than men to experience high worries
(OR 0.544; 95% CI 0.330 - 0.896). Men are more likely than women to experience the psychosocial burden
of COVID-19.Higher education has a probability of 0.405 times compared to secondary education to
experience high worries (OR 0.405; 95% CI 0.240 - 0.685). Higher education levels are a protective factor
against the psychosocial burden of COVID-19 in West Java Province, Indonesia.
Conclusion:The study concluded that there are two determinants of the COVID-19 psychosocial burden in
West Java, Indonesia. Both are gender and education status.
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