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Table 7 Presence of psychological distress using the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10) for persons, males and females

From: Life in a time of COVID: a mixed method study of the changes in lifestyle, mental and psychosocial health during and after lockdown in Western Australians

  Persons Males Females
Lockdown Post-lockdown Lockdown Post-lockdown Lockdown Post-lockdown
n % n % n % n % n % n %
Likely to be well 208 60.5 254 72.0 57 67.9 66 78.6 151 58.3 188 70.1
Moderate distress 50 14.5 39 11.0 13 15.5 6 7.1 36 13.9 32 11.9
Mild mental disorder 36 10.5 22 6.2 5 6.0 8 9.5 31 12.0 14 5.2
Severe mental disorder 50 14.5 38 10.8 9 10.7 4 4.8 41 15.8 34 12.7
Total 344 100.0 353 100.0 84 100.0 84 100.0 259 100.0 268 100.0
Wilcoxon sign rank (Z) −5.21***, d = 0.41 −2.98**, d = 0.47 −4.49***, d = 0.39
  1. Note. ** = p-value < 0.01; *** = p-value < 0.001; d = Cohen’s D