| Published: May 10, 2021
Comparison of Catastrophizing and Perceived Stress in Three Groups of COVID-19 Patients Recovered
The aim of this study was to compare catastrophizing and perceived stress in three groups of Covid-19 patients recovered. This was a descriptive study. The statistical population of this study was the visitors of Avaye Dousti Clinic psychometrics system from October to December 2020. From this population, 97 people who met the inclusion criteria was positive, were selected by purposive sampling method. Volunteers were divided into three groups: patients with respiratory symptoms and hospitalized (n=22), patients with respiratory symptoms and non-hospitalized (n=27) and patients without respiratory symptoms and non-hospitalized (n=48). Measurement tools of this study included Sullivan (2009) catastrophizing Questionnaire and Cohen et al (1983) Perceived Stress Questionnaire. Data were analyzed by analysis of variance using. The results showed that catastrophizing, mental rumination, helplessness and magnification were not significantly different, between the group with respiratory symptoms and hospitalized and the group with respiratory symptoms and non-hospitalized (p> 0.05), but the same variables in the group without respiratory symptoms and non-hospitalized, Was less than the two groups (p <0.05). Perceived stress was not significantly different between the three groups (p> 0.05). The findings of this study showed that catastrophizing in patients with Covid-19 disease is seen in patients with more severe symptoms for at least a few months after recovery and high perceived stress was observed in all patients without significant differences.
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© 2021, Dousti P., Hosseininia N., Dousti P. & Dousti S.
Received: March 24, 2021; Revision Received: April 17, 2021; Accepted: May 10, 2021
Published in Volume 09, Issue 2, April-June, 2021