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Social capital and perceived stress related to coronavirus disease in Colombia
  1. Adalberto Campo-Arias1,
  2. José Andrés Perdomo-Rojas2,
  3. Carmen Cecilia Caballero-Domínguez2
  1. 1Programa de Medicina, Universidad del Magdalena, Santa Marta, Colombia
  2. 2Programa de Psicología, Universidad del Magdalena, Santa Marta, Colombia
  1. Correspondence to Adalberto Campo-Arias, Universidad del Magdalena, Carrera 32 No 22-08, Santa Marta 470004, Colombia; acampoa{at}

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In Latin America, emotional response to the coronavirus disease (COVID) epidemic is related to the social determinants of health due to disparities in access to health.1 In Colombia, during the confinement that 14.3% of a reported high perceived stress related to coronavirus epidemic. Perceived stress was significantly associated with the perception of inconsistency between scientific recommendations and measures taken by the government authorities. Authors stated that the relationship was possibly explained by the country’s low social capital.2 Social capital is a resource favouring social action, and adaptive responses, then, individual and communities psychological well-being.3

An online cross-sectional study was carried out with the …

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