User Profile in an University Clinic during the COVID-19 Health Alarm




COVID-19, psychological impact, risk factors, coping, resilience


This study aims to analyze the profile of users in an university clinic (SPA-UNED) during the first COVID-19 19 health alarm. The sample was composed of 124 participants (70.4% women) with an average age of 41.49 years and four instruments were used: Symptom Assessment-45 Questionnaire (SA-45), Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation-Outcome Measure (CORE-OM), Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced (COPE-28) and the Scale Connor-Davidson Resilience (CD-RISC). The results showed a sociodemographic profile formed mainly by single Spanish women from the service sector. Consistent with the reasons for consultation, participants predominantly showed symptoms of depression, anxiety, and somatization, poor use of coping strategies, and low levels of resilience. These variables may be a possible risk profile in the clinical population that outlines a vulnerable group for which psychological prevention and intervention measures are required


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Author Biographies

Purificación Sierra-García, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

Profesora del Departamento de Psicología evolutiva y de la educación. Facultad de Psicología. UNED

Luis Ángel Saúl, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

Profesor del Departamento de Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamientos Psicológicos. Facultad de Psicología. UNED

Miguel Ángel Carrasco, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), España

Catedrático del Departamento de Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamientos Psicológicos. Facultad de Psicología. UNED

Marcela Paz González-Brignardello, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

Profesora del Departamento de Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamientos Psicológicos. Facultad de Psicología. UNED


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How to Cite

Sierra-García, P., Saúl, L. Ángel, Carrasco, M. Ángel, & González-Brignardello, M. P. (2021). User Profile in an University Clinic during the COVID-19 Health Alarm. Acción Psicológica, 18(1), 11–26.