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@article{ce9be0fd7b8848b58a532929092041e8,
title = "What challenges do UK adults face when adhering to COVID-19-related instructions? Cross-sectional survey in a representative sample",
abstract = "Adherence to government COVID-19-related instructions is reported to be high, but the psychosocial impacts of measures such as self-isolation and physical distancing could undermine long-term adherence to containment measures. The first step in designing interventions to mitigate the impacts of adhering to COVID-19-related instructions is to identify what are the most prevalent challenges and what characterises the people facing them. A cross-sectional survey was administered to a representative sample of the UK population (N = 2252), of whom n = 2139 (94.9%) reported adhering to the UK government's COVID-19-related instructions, and were included in the final analysis. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics and binary logistic regression. Of the people who reported adhering to UK government's COVID-19-related instructions, 80.3% reported experiencing challenges. Adults aged 55 years or over (OR = 1.939, 95%CI 1.331–2.825) and men (OR = 0.489, 95%CI 0.393–0.608) were least likely to report challenges. Adjusting to changes in daily routine (reported by 48.7% of the sample), mental health (reported by 41.4% of the sample) and physical health (reported by 31.5% of the sample) were the most prevalent challenges. For the first time, the present study quantifies the extent to which people experienced challenges when adhering to government COVID-19-related instructions. Few people reported experiencing no challenges when adhering to COVID-19-related instructions. Interventions to address the effects of changes in daily routine, mental health challenges, and physical health challenges should be prioritised, with a focus on key subgroups including women, younger adults, and people without care commitments.",
keywords = "COVID-19, Prevention, Quantitative, Survey",
author = "C Keyworth and T Epton and L Byrne-Davis and JZ Leather and CJ Armitage",
note = "Funding Information: This study was jointly funded by the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre and the Manchester Centre for Health Psychology , and supported by the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre. NIHR had no role in the design of this study and did not have any role during its execution, analyses, interpretation, and storage of the data or decision to submit results. Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} 2021 The Authors Copyright: Copyright 2021 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.",
year = "2021",
month = jun,
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106458",
language = "English",
volume = "147",
journal = "Preventive Medicine",
issn = "0091-7435",
publisher = "Elsevier BV",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - What challenges do UK adults face when adhering to COVID-19-related instructions? Cross-sectional survey in a representative sample

AU - Keyworth, C

AU - Epton, T

AU - Byrne-Davis, L

AU - Leather, JZ

AU - Armitage, CJ

N1 - Funding Information: This study was jointly funded by the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre and the Manchester Centre for Health Psychology , and supported by the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre. NIHR had no role in the design of this study and did not have any role during its execution, analyses, interpretation, and storage of the data or decision to submit results. Publisher Copyright: © 2021 The Authors Copyright: Copyright 2021 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

PY - 2021/6/1

Y1 - 2021/6/1

N2 - Adherence to government COVID-19-related instructions is reported to be high, but the psychosocial impacts of measures such as self-isolation and physical distancing could undermine long-term adherence to containment measures. The first step in designing interventions to mitigate the impacts of adhering to COVID-19-related instructions is to identify what are the most prevalent challenges and what characterises the people facing them. A cross-sectional survey was administered to a representative sample of the UK population (N = 2252), of whom n = 2139 (94.9%) reported adhering to the UK government's COVID-19-related instructions, and were included in the final analysis. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics and binary logistic regression. Of the people who reported adhering to UK government's COVID-19-related instructions, 80.3% reported experiencing challenges. Adults aged 55 years or over (OR = 1.939, 95%CI 1.331–2.825) and men (OR = 0.489, 95%CI 0.393–0.608) were least likely to report challenges. Adjusting to changes in daily routine (reported by 48.7% of the sample), mental health (reported by 41.4% of the sample) and physical health (reported by 31.5% of the sample) were the most prevalent challenges. For the first time, the present study quantifies the extent to which people experienced challenges when adhering to government COVID-19-related instructions. Few people reported experiencing no challenges when adhering to COVID-19-related instructions. Interventions to address the effects of changes in daily routine, mental health challenges, and physical health challenges should be prioritised, with a focus on key subgroups including women, younger adults, and people without care commitments.

AB - Adherence to government COVID-19-related instructions is reported to be high, but the psychosocial impacts of measures such as self-isolation and physical distancing could undermine long-term adherence to containment measures. The first step in designing interventions to mitigate the impacts of adhering to COVID-19-related instructions is to identify what are the most prevalent challenges and what characterises the people facing them. A cross-sectional survey was administered to a representative sample of the UK population (N = 2252), of whom n = 2139 (94.9%) reported adhering to the UK government's COVID-19-related instructions, and were included in the final analysis. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics and binary logistic regression. Of the people who reported adhering to UK government's COVID-19-related instructions, 80.3% reported experiencing challenges. Adults aged 55 years or over (OR = 1.939, 95%CI 1.331–2.825) and men (OR = 0.489, 95%CI 0.393–0.608) were least likely to report challenges. Adjusting to changes in daily routine (reported by 48.7% of the sample), mental health (reported by 41.4% of the sample) and physical health (reported by 31.5% of the sample) were the most prevalent challenges. For the first time, the present study quantifies the extent to which people experienced challenges when adhering to government COVID-19-related instructions. Few people reported experiencing no challenges when adhering to COVID-19-related instructions. Interventions to address the effects of changes in daily routine, mental health challenges, and physical health challenges should be prioritised, with a focus on key subgroups including women, younger adults, and people without care commitments.

KW - COVID-19

KW - Prevention

KW - Quantitative

KW - Survey

U2 - 10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106458

DO - 10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106458

M3 - Article

C2 - 33607123

VL - 147

JO - Preventive Medicine

JF - Preventive Medicine

SN - 0091-7435

M1 - 106458

ER -