New Research: Covid-19 isolation has had a greater impact on women, according to survey results

A study in Canada found that women suffer more than men during the months of Covid-19 isolation, with poorer sleep and more anxiety, depression and trauma, while also feeling more empathic than men. Led by University of Calgary researchers with the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, the study was published in the journal Frontiers in Global Women’s Health.

The results are based on an online survey of 573 Canadians (112 men and 459 women, average age 25.9) between March 23 and June 7. In a statement on the research, the University of Calgary said that more than 66% of survey respondents reported poor sleep quality, more than 39% reported increased insomnia and anxiety symptoms and increased distress. whole sample. Symptoms of sleep, depression, and anxiety were more common in women.

Source: University of Calgary