Perceived Vulnerability to Disease (PVD), Resilience, and Mental Health Outcome of Korean Immigrants Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Machine Learning Approach




Choi, Shinwoo
Kim, Yong Je

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The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly increased PVD due to the easily contagious and life threatening nature of the virus (Shook et al. 2020). PVD is defined as a person's’ susceptibility to infectious disease transmission and emotional distress of potential occurrence of disease transmission (Ahmadzadeh et al. 2013). Outcomes of PVD Positive: higher level of engagement in preventative health behaviors (i.e. handwashing, social distancing) Negative: consistently heightened levels of vulnerability can cause psychological distress and negative outcomes due to stress and social isolation (Scharloo, 2000) The current study explores the predictive ability of PVD and fear of COVID-19 affecting psychological distress among U.S. Korean immigrants.



perceived vulnerability to disease, infectious diseases, disease transmission, Korean immigrants, COVID-19


Choi, S., & Kim, Y. J. (2023). Perceived vulnerability to disease (PVD), resilience, and mental health outcome of Korean immigrants amid the COVID-19 pandemic: A machine learning approach. Poster presented at the Health Scholar Showcase, Translational Health Research Center, San Marcos, Texas.


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