Psychological Stress among Palestinians during the COVID- 19 Pandemic

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Bassam Yousef Ibrahim Banat,Farid Ghrayeb, Bashir Ahmed, Hussein ALMasri, Omar Rimawi,Jawad Dayyeh, Iyad Hallaq


The present study addressespsychological stress among Palestinians during the COVID-19
pandemic.Psychological stress prevalence among Palestinians during the COVID-19 pandemic
was evaluated using an index of a 10-itemscale based onthe Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), which
was originally developed in 1983, and was administrated to four thousand two hundred and
forty-five (4,245) Palestiniansin the West Bank, Palestine.The sample population was selected
via the stratified random selection method. Study findings revealed that almost three quarters of
the participants (74.2%) experienced a high level of psychological stress during the COVID-19
pandemic.The study indicates that being female, married, non-working, age, with large number
of children were all risk factors for experiencing a significantly higher level of psychological

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