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Table 5 Association between psychological distress and mean Ways of Coping Scale (WCS) subscale scores during COVID-19 in Egypt

From: Psychological distress related to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic and coping strategies among general population in Egypt

Psychological distress categories Problem-focused coping Emotional coping
Mean SD Mean SD
< 20 points (likely to be well) 49.61 11.27 61.28 7.27
20–24 points (likely to have mild psychological distress) 55.62 12.6 66.59 5.95
25–29 points (likely to have moderate Psychological distress) 55.88 12.9 62.23 8.27
≥ 30 points (likely to have severe psychological distress) 59.29 13.11 66.1 7.17
F value 11.45 10.89
p value < 0.01* < 0.01*
  1. *Significant at the 0.05 level (two-tailed)
  2. SD standard deviation