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Vietnamese People’s Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Online Survey

Version 1 : Received: 24 March 2021 / Approved: 25 March 2021 / Online: 25 March 2021 (16:35:46 CET)

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Hoang, T.D.; Colebunders, R.; Fodjo, J.N.S.; Nguyen, N.P.T.; Tran, T.D.; Vo, T.V. Well-Being of Healthcare Workers and the General Public during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Vietnam: An Online Survey. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 4737. Hoang, T.D.; Colebunders, R.; Fodjo, J.N.S.; Nguyen, N.P.T.; Tran, T.D.; Vo, T.V. Well-Being of Healthcare Workers and the General Public during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Vietnam: An Online Survey. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 4737.

Journal reference: Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 4737
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18094737

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictive measures implemented may considerably affect people’s lives. This study aimed to assess the well-being of Vietnamese people after COVID-19 lockdown measures were lifted and life gradually returned to normal. An online survey was organized from 21st to 25th April 2020 among Vietnamese residents aged 18 and over. Besides collecting socio-demographic and COVID-19-related data, the WHO-5 Well-Being Index (scored 0–25) was used to score participants’ well-being. A multivariate logistic regression model was used to determine the predictors of well-being. A total of 1922 responses were analyzed (mean age: 31 years; 30.5% male). Mean well-being score was 17.35±4.97. Determinants of high well-being score (≥13) included older age, eating healthy food, practising physical exercise, working from home, and adhering to the COVID-19 preventive measures. Female participants, persons worried about their relatives’ health, and smokers were more likely to have a low well-being score. In conclusion, after the lockdown measures were lifted, the Vietnamese people continued to follow COVID-19 preventive measures and most of them scored high on the well-being scale. Waiting to achieve large scale COVID-19 vaccine coverage, promoting preventive COVID-19 measures remains important, together with strategies to guarantee the well-being of the Vietnamese people.

Keywords

WHO-5 Well-being; COVID-19; social distancing; preventive measures; Vietnam

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