主讲题目：The Relationship between Family Care and Mental Health Symptoms among Chinese adults during the COVID-19 Outbreak：the Moderating role of Economic stress
主讲内容：Background: Though studies have demonstrated that family care needs was associated with high level of mental health symptoms, this relationship remains mixed. The aim of this study is to examine the associations between family care (childcare and eldercare) and mental health symptoms among Chinese adults.
Methods: This study used a cross-sectional data, and 2858 adults were recruited via online from February 1th to 10th 2020 in China Several multivariate linear regression models were used to examine the study hypothesis.
Results: The results shown that eldercare needs were significantly associated with higher level of Post-traumatic Stress Symptoms (PTSS) and depressive symptoms (β=0.049 95%CI:0.569,3.649; β=0.048, 95%CI:0.338,2.386). Child care needs were significantly associated with higher level of depressive symptoms (β=0.045,95%CI:0.256,2.306). Satisfaction of eldercare needs was significantly associated with lower PTSS and depressive symptoms (β=-0.139,95%CI:-10.553,-0.715; β=-0.154, 95%CI:-7.406,-0.965). In addition, economic stress played a moderator role on the relationship between eldercare needs and mental health symptoms. (β=0.052, 95%CI:0.239,1.425; β=0.049, 95%CI:0.122,0.910).
Limitations: The Cross-sectional data cannot be causally inferred.
Conclusions: We should pay more attention to the family caregiver’s mental health, especially for the elderly caregivers and their economic stress.