VICTIMS-study 2018-2021, victims and corona

  • Peter Van Der Velden (Creator)
  • Carlo Contino (Creator)
  • Marcel Das (Creator)
  • Joost Leenen (Creator)
  • Lutz Wittmann (Creator)



Victims of violence, accidents and threats are at risk for mental health problems. Lower coping self-efficacy and social support levels increase this risk. Although highly relevant, it is unknown if the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic amplifies these risks. To examine these risks, data was extracted from four surveys of the VICTIMS study (March 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021), based on a random sample of the Dutch population (LISS-panel). Multivariate logistic regression analyses and mixed-effects models were used to examine differences between the two victim groups (2019: n = 421, 2021: n = 319) and non-victims (n = 3245).
Date made available30 Nov 2022

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