Impact of lockdown relaxation and implementation of the face-covering policy on mental health: A United Kingdom COVID-19 study
Shanaya Rathod, Elizabeth Graves, Ashlea Brooks, Peter Phiri, Department of Research and Development, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton SO30 3JB, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Shanaya Rathod, Portsmouth-Brawijaya Centre for Global Health, Population and Policy, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2DT, United Kingdom
Saseendran Pallikadavath, Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman, School of Health and Care Professions, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2DT, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Mustafa G Soomro, Mental Health, Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth P03 6AD, United Kingdom
Pranay Rathod, PPI, PPI Representative, London SO30 3JB, United Kingdom
Peter Phiri, Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 5ST, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Rathod S, Rathod P and Phiri P developed the study protocol and questionnaire; Rathod S, Phiri P, Soomro MG, and Rahman MM contributed to the manuscript development; Rahman MM conducted the analysis; all authors reviewed and approved the final version of the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study received ethics and HRA approval. IRAS project ID: 282858; REC reference: 20/HRA/1934 from London-Westminster Research Ethics Committee on 27 April 2020.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, provided informed consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Dr Rathod reports others from Janssen, other from Otsuka, other from Lundbeck, outside the submitted work. Dr Phiri reports other from Queen Mary University London, other from Stanford University School of Medicine, other from John Wiley and Blackwell, outside the submitted work. All other authors report no conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: Data will not be shared.
STROBE statement: The authors have read the STROBE Statement—checklist of items, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the STROBE Statement—checklist of items.
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Corresponding author: Shanaya Rathod, MBBS, MD, MRCP, Professor, Department of Research and Development, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, Moorgreen Hospital Botley Road, West End, Southampton SO30 3JB, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Shanaya.firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: June 17, 2021
Peer-review started: June 17, 2021
First decision: July 14, 2021
Revised: August 4, 2021
Accepted: October 20, 2021
Article in press: October 20, 2021
Published online: December 19, 2021