Perception of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress in Student-Athletes Before and After Return to Campus Following COVID-19 Induced Social Isolation

Perception of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress in Student-Athletes Before and After Return to Campus Following COVID-19 Induced S
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To analyze the mental health status of student-athletes following COVID-19 induced social isolation, perceptions of depression, anxiety, and stress were measured before and after athletes return to campus. Methods: One hundred fourteen NCAA Division II student-athletes took the DASS-21 questionnaire in the Fall semester of 2020 and again in the Spring semester of 2021. Results: Between T1-T2 there were significantly lower scores of depression (p < 0.001) and stress (p < 0.001), but not anxiety (p = 0.107). Compared to the normative values, the student-athletes had significantly lower scores of their perceived depression at T2 (p < 0.001) , anxiety at T2 (p = 0.001) , and stress at T1(p = 0.009) and T2 (p < 0.001). Conclusion: The perception of depression and stress decreased as time went on. Compared to the normative values for 20 to 29-year-olds, the student-athletes had lower stress at both T1 and T2 and lower depression and anxiety at T2.

 

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WHDL-00021650
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