Impact of Home Quarantine due to COVID-19

Published: 25 March 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/3hz4s2h4n2.1
Jalal Uddin


Research Hypothesis: The research hypothesis for this study posits that the implementation of home quarantine measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on various aspects of the general population in Bangladesh, including sociodemographic characteristics, health-related variables, and financial well-being. Data Description and Collection: The dataset comprises responses obtained from a self-administered questionnaire distributed to individuals voluntarily participating in the study. The questionnaire covers a wide range of topics, including sociodemographic information (e.g., age, settlement type, education level), health-related variables (e.g., overall health evaluation, presence of hereditary conditions, psychological impacts of quarantine), and financial impacts (e.g., income changes, expenses during quarantine). Participants were recruited from various regions of Bangladesh to ensure representativeness. Interpretation of Data: The data provide insights into the multifaceted impacts of home quarantine measures on the Bangladeshi population during the COVID-19 pandemic. Analysis of sociodemographic characteristics reveals patterns related to age, education, marital status, and occupation, shedding light on the demographic composition of those affected by quarantine policies. Health-related variables elucidate the prevalence of physical and mental health issues among quarantined individuals, as well as their access to healthcare services and coping mechanisms. Financial impact data offer insights into the economic consequences of quarantine, including changes in income, ability to maintain family expenses, and coping with increased prices of goods. Notable Findings: The majority of participants reported being in good physical health, although a significant proportion reported experiencing mild to severe physical impairments. Psychological impacts, such as anxiety and depression, were prevalent among respondents, highlighting the mental health challenges associated with home quarantine. Financially, many participants reported a negative impact on their income, with increased expenses and difficulties coping with rising prices of goods during quarantine. Implications and Usage: The dataset provides valuable information for researchers, policymakers, and healthcare professionals interested in understanding the effects of home quarantine measures on public health, social dynamics, and economic well-being in Bangladesh. Findings from the dataset can inform the development of targeted interventions to support individuals and communities affected by quarantine policies, mitigate negative health and economic outcomes, and enhance resilience in future public health crises. Additionally, the dataset serves as a resource for further analysis and research on the broader implications of pandemic-related quarantine measures on society.


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Data collected through convenience sampling between March 15, 2020, and May 15, 2020, involving 600 participants from districts near Dhaka, Rajshahi, and Chattogram divisions in Bangladesh. Using a structured questionnaire covering sociodemographic, health-related, and financial variables, data were gathered via telephonic and face-to-face interviews while adhering to health protocols. The questionnaire administered in the local language for clarity.


Public Health, COVID-19, COVID-19 Diagnostics