Author : Yun Jin Kim, Qian linchao, Muhammad Shahzad Aslam, Dulmaa Lkhagvasuren,

Abstract : Abstract Objectives: The 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a highly communicable and contagious virus worldwide, and it is a public health emergency of international concern and poses to psychological resilience. This study aimed to survey the general public to understand their mental health status during Malaysia's Movement Control Order (MCO). Method: From Mar 18 2020, to Jun 9 2020, we conducted an online survey using the Google form sampling platform. The online survey data were collected on demographic data, physical and psychological conditions, general lifestyle, and additional information required concerning COVID-19. Results: Mental health impact was used Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale, Duke-UNC Functional social support Questionnaire. Results from anxiety shown the mild form of anxiety (19.14 %), moderate (11.70%), and severe (3.49%), very severe (1.46%). 64.17% have possessed no anxiety during movement control order (MCO) at home due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The overall mental health of the respondent is good (44.3%), whereas 9.8% and 1.0% give their response as fair, poor and respectively, during the movement control order (MCO) in Malaysia. Discussion: Our findings identify the alarming prevalence of anxiety among the general population during MCO in the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia. Strong social support was observed among the individual from their parents during MCO in Malaysia that showed an absence of depression.

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