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Analysis of the Stress, Anxiety and Healthy Habits in the Spanish COVID-19 Confinement

Angel Vicario-Merino and Noemi Muñoz-Agustin

Objectives: These were to identify the perceived levels of stress and anxiety in the confined population, to identify if there is an evolution (increase or decrease) in time and provide health educational messages while participating in the study. Method: Through a questionnaire sent via de social networks, the participants were requested to answer two standardized and validated tests (one on anxiety an done on stress levels) and the daily adherence to a series of habits. Results: The Stress and anxiety levels increase according to the age and the responsibilities associated with it. These levels increase in an initial moment, showing a decrease as the days in confinement increase. There is a confirmed relation between stress and anxiety and between these variables and the days in confinement. The adherence to healthy habits decreases as the days in confinement increase. In this sense, we have seen that the higher the age range the more adherence to healthy habits. Results: The data obtained showed the evolution of the three elements to study and also provided tools and tips for the participants so as to cope with the situation.