Psychosocial impact of sports events on Qatar population

Document Type : Original Article


1 clinical transformation -corporate Quality and patient safety- Hamad Medical Corporation-Doha -Qatar.

2 corporate Quality and patient safety- Hamad Medical Corporation-Doha -Qatar.

3 Nursing, Hamad Medical Corporation-Doha -Qatar.

4 Quality and patient Safety Coordinators. Mental Health Services - Hamad Medical Corporation-Doha -Qatar

5 Psychiatrist ,Mental Health Services. Hamad Medical Corporation-Doha -Qatar


Background: Mass gatherings, like sporting events and festivals, provide the perfect environment for stressors to affect the population's quality of life. The World Cup was held in Qatar in the months of November and December of the year 2022, and it had an impact on various aspects of life in Qatar, including the health sector. Aim: This research was conducted to assess the psychological impact of sports events along with the social impact of sports events on the Qatar population. Data were analyzed using SPSS software. Methodology: This cross-sectional study uses A paper-based questionnaire delivered to 1000 residents in Qatar, 3 months before the commencement of the FIFA football world cup. Results: The study substantiates that a positive impact was perceived by the Qatari and non-Qatari residents who participated in this study when the 2022 Qatar FIFA World cup championship was hosted, despite the controversial media reports about the lack of logistics .