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      Effect of lockdown on activities of daily living in built environment and well-being

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          In an effort to arrest the spread of COVID-19 infection, a nation-wide lockdown was declared in India in March 2020. To assess how personal built environment affected the citizens in the first few weeks, an explorative online survey was conducted, eliciting responses about the work habits before the lockdown, the psychological well-being, time spent in various activities, characteristics of those who worked from home, food and sleep patterns. We received 121 (76 male and 45 female) responses with an average age of 35.5 years (Max: 70, Min: 18, SD: 12.9). The major difference entailed by the lockdown was a reduction of time and distance of one commute to go to their workplace, which was an average of 30 minutes and 9.5 km respectively. In terms of diet, subjects who were vegetarian did not experience any difference, unlike those who were non-vegetarians (p<0.05). The result show an association of dependent variable of feeling in general with predictor variables of energy, pep, vitality and feel healthy to work during the pandemic situation, whereas the predictor variables of energy, pep, vitality, happy and satisfied personal life, feel healthy to work show association with dependent variable of feeling in general before lockdown with a significance of p><0.02 and R2 = 0.51 and R2=0.60 respectively. Among those who worked from home in constrained environments, people could find spaces and seem to adapt reasonably to built environment with employees showing preference working from bedrooms and students working from sitout spaces (p><0.05) . There was no change in the quality or quantity of sleep during the lockdown. This study in the early weeks of the lockdown documents the way in which individuals lived through it in terms of the built environment at home.><0.05). The result show an association of dependent variable of feeling in general with predictor variables of energy, pep, vitality and feel healthy to work during the pandemic situation, whereas the predictor variables of energy, pep, vitality, happy and satisfied personal life, feel healthy to work show association with dependent variable of feeling in general before lockdown with a significance of p<0.02 and R2 = 0.51 and R2=0.60 respectively. Among those who worked from home in constrained environments, people could find spaces and seem to adapt reasonably to built environment with employees showing preference working from bedrooms and students working from sitout spaces (p><0.05) . There was no change in the quality or quantity of sleep during the lockdown. This study in the early weeks of the lockdown documents the way in which individuals lived through it in terms of the built environment at home.><0.02 and R 2 = 0.51 and R 2 = 0.60 respectively. Among those who worked from home in constrained environments, people could find spaces and seem to adapt reasonably to built environment with employees showing preference working from bedrooms and students working from sitout spaces (p<0.05) . There was no change in the quality or quantity of sleep during the lockdown. This study in the early weeks of the lockdown documents the way in which individuals lived through it in terms of the built environment at home.><0.05). There was no change in the quality or quantity of sleep during the lockdown. This study in the early weeks of the lockdown documents the way in which individuals lived through it in terms of the built environment at home.

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          Journal
          UCL Open: Environment Preprint
          UCL Press
          2 February 2021
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Department of Architecture, Andhra University College of Engineering (Autonomous), Visakhapatnam, India
          [2 ] Department of General Medicine, Gayatri Vidya Parishad Institute of Healthcare & Medical Technology, Visakhapatnam
          [3 ] Department of Psychology and Parapsychology, Andhra University / Wellness Hub, Visakhapatnam, India
          [4 ] Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Vizianagaram, India
          [5 ] Endocrine and Diabetes Centre, Visakhapatnam, India
          Article
          10.14324/111.444/000047.v4

          This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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          The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.

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          Built environment, television viewing, entertainment, stress, sleep, diet, work from home

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          Date: 16 March 2021

          Handling Editor: Francesco Aletta

          Editorial decision:

          Accept. This revised article has been accepted following peer review and it is suitable for publication in UCL Open: Environment.

          2021-03-17 10:49 UTC
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          Date: 3 February 2021

          Handling Editor: Francesco Aletta

          The Article has been revised, this article remains a preprint article and peer-review has not been completed.

          2021-02-03 11:52 UTC
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