The Impact of the First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic on University Staff Dietary Behaviours, Sleeping Patterns, and Well-Being: An International Comparison Study

Fatemeh Rabiee Khan*, Maher Abdelraheim Titi*, Natalia Frankowska, Katarzyna Kowalczyk, Rasmieh Alziedan, Christine Yin-Kei Lau, Karolina Biernat, Kyle Gavin Brown

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    Abstract

    This study assessed the impact of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on well-being by measuring the changes to food security, dietary behaviour, and sleeping patterns of university staff in England, Poland, Saudi Arabia, and China. Using a cross-sectional study design, participants in four universities in the respective countries were surveyed between June and July 2020. The mean age of the 902 participants was 42 years old and 67% were female. The findings indicate a reduction in emotionally driven food behaviour [t (901.00) = ?20.87, p
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number6941
    JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
    Volume20
    Issue number20
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 19 Oct 2023

    Keywords

    • COVID-19
    • lockdown
    • dietary behaviour
    • sleeping patterns
    • well-being
    • university staff
    • international comparison

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