Mental Health and Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Results of the Copsy Study
Children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to perceive the COVID-19 related restrictions of social contacts as a burden, because social contacts are crucial in their development to adulthood. (1, 2). Given this background, the nationwide COPSY study of the mental health and quality of life of children and adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic was initiated, in which children and adolescents themselves as well as their parents were interviewed. The objective was to examine the effects of the crisis on the mental health and quality of life of children and adolescents.
Deutschland, Gesundheitspsychologie, Kinder- und Jugendalter allgemein, Lebenssituation, Quantitative Studie
Ravens-Sieberer, Ulrike, Kaman, Anne, Otto, Christiane, Adedeji, Adekunle, Devine, Janine, Erhart, Michael, Napp, Ann-Kathrin, Becker, Marcia, Blanck-Stellmacher, Ulrike, Löffler, Constanze, Schlack, Robert, Hurrelmann, Klaus (2020). Mental Health and Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Results of the Copsy Study, Deutsches Arzteblatt international, 117, 48, 828–829.