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Revista de Neuro-Psiquiatría

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VIRTO-FARFAN, Hesed et al. Associated factors with anxiety during social isolation by COVID-19 in University Students, Cusco-Perú. Rev Neuropsiquiatr [online]. 2023, vol.86, n.3, pp.199-213.  Epub 03-Nov-2023. ISSN 0034-8597.

Adapting to a different routine has a psychological cost with alterations in response capacity, predisposing people to develop pathologies related to anxiety.


To determine the association between the factors of the media, psychosomatic, health history, socioeconomic, coping, behaviors towards isolation and anxiety during quarantine by COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2) in university students.

Material and Methods:

Analytical observational study, using a “Snowball” strategy; 436 responses were collected through an online survey. The instrument used was a questionnaire containing sociodemographic data, epidemiological data referring to the disease (Covid-19) and DASS-21. Anxiety was considered as a dependent variable, and as variables independent the media, health history, socioeconomic status, coping, and finally, isolation behaviors.


It consisted of 436 participants, where 58.5% presented anxiety.


: We found higher levels than the national average prior to the pandemic and higher in comparison to other studies and reviews on anxiety.

Palabras clave : Anxiety; depression; stress; medical student.

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