Table 2

Scores* for physical functioning, community mobility, episodic memory and working memory scores of participants, overall and by pandemic-related issues

Scores by:Domain of functioning
Physical functioning
(n=245)
Community mobility
(n=245)
Episodic memory
(n=226)
Working memory
(n=235)
Overall44.2 (9.4)47.7 (33.1)49.8 (10.7)47.3 (9.7)
Level of concern
 Very concerned42.3 (9.1)44.0 (32.3)49.2 (11.3)47.7 (9.4)
 Somewhat/not at all concerned46.6 (9.4)52.0 (33.6)50.7 (9.9)46.9 (10.1)
 P value†<0.0010.060.30.6
Less physically active
 Yes42.1 (9.1)44.7 (33.2)49.5 (11.1)47.8 (9.8)
 No46.9 (9.2)51.3 (33.1)50.5 (10.0)47.0 (9.5)
 P value†<0.0010.10.50.5
Sleep less
 Yes41.7 (9.4)38.0 (29.8)50.6 (10.8)48.3 (8.9)
 No47.1 (8.6)59.1 (33.3)48.9 (10.4)46.1 (10.5)
 P value<0.001<0.0010.20.08
Difficulty obtaining food
 Yes40.2 (9.1)38.7 (29.9)50.9 (11.2)48.1 (9.2)
 No46.2 (9.0)52.4 (33.8)49.3 (10.4)46.9 (9.9)
 P value†<0.0010.0020.30.4
Difficulty getting routine care
 Yes41.5 (9.4)41.5 (31.9)49.9 (10.8)47.8 (8.9)
 No46.1 (9.0)52.2 (33.4)49.8 (10.6)47.0 (10.2)
 P value†<0.0010.010.90.5
Difficulty obtaining medications
 Yes39.6 (9.4)35.0 (29.5)49.2 (11.1)48.5 (9.5)
 No45.4 (9.1)51.2 (33.3)50.0 (10.6)47.0 (9.7)
 P value†<0.0010.0020.70.4
Difficulty obtaining hydroxychloroquine‡
 Yes42.6 (9.7)39.8 (32.3)50.1 (11.0)49.2 (9.3)
 No45.0 (9.6)48.9 (34.4)50.3 (10.5)47.5 (9.4)
 P value†0.10.10.90.3
  • *Scores for self-reported physical functioning (from the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Physical Functioning-Short Form 12a8) and episodic and working memory (from the National Institutes of Health Toolbox Cognition Battery5) are t-scores (50=average score for a general adult population; 10=1 SD; and higher scores=better functioning); memory scores are further adjusted for age, sex, race/ethnicity and education. Community mobility scores are from the University of Alabama Study of Aging Life-Space Assessment9 (range: 0–120; higher scores=greater community mobility).

  • †By t-test.

  • ‡Among those who reported currently taking hydroxychloroquine (n=158).