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dc.contributor.authorKroken, Rune Andreas
dc.contributor.authorStabell, Lena Antonsen
dc.contributor.authorGrewal, Harleen
dc.contributor.authorUlvestad, Elling
dc.contributor.authorLandsnes, Andreas Johan
dc.contributor.authorJohnsen, Erik
dc.description.abstractBackground The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spread around the world during the first part of 2020. The purpose of the study was to assess the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection among patients acutely admitted to the Psychiatric Clinic, Haukeland University Hospital. Methods Serum tests to assess for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 were administered at admission to the clinic together with a questionnaire on symptoms and demographical information. Further information was obtained from the medical records. Results The cumulative seroprevalence in the 266 participants was 0.75%, the cumulative reported cases in the Norwegian general population was 0.61% at the end of the inclusion period of the study. Twenty-five percent of participants had risk factors for a serious course of COVID-19. There was a low prevalence of cohabitation and only 20% had their main income derived from ordinary salaries (not welfare). Conclusion The prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in a sample of patients acutely admitted to the Psychiatric Clinic, Haukeland University Hospital, was comparable to reported cases in the general population. A possible link to governmental and municipal restrictions, general low workplace participation and cohabitation is discussed.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleSeroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in a prospective cohort of patients admitted to an acute psychiatric ward in Norway during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemicen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2023 The Author(s)en_US
dc.source.journalNordic Journal of Psychiatryen_US
dc.identifier.citationNordic Journal of Psychiatry. 2023.en_US

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