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Table 5 Discrimination measures of changed behaviour during the pandemic in the PSI [n = 21,106]

From: Validation of a COVID-19 mental health and wellness survey questionnaire

Variables Dimension 1
Precautionary measures
Dimension 2
Impact of the pandemic
Mean
Practicing physical distancing 0.57 0.08 0.33
Self-isolating 0.13 0.06 0.09
Wearing masks 0.65 0.09 0.37
Washing hands 0.66 0.08 0.37
Caring for someone at home 0.10 0.14 0.12
Working from home 0.30 0.00 0.15
Volunteering 0.16 0.12 0.14
Following media for pandemic coverage 0.47 0.02 0.24
Change in work status 0.13 0.30 0.22
Change in healthcare services use 0.12 0.36 0.24
Change in travel plans 0.41 0.00 0.21
Total 3.70 1.25 2.48
% of variance 33.6 11.4 22.5
Cronbach α 0.80 0.22 0.66