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| Published: May 10, 2021

Comparison of Catastrophizing and Perceived Stress in Three Groups of COVID-19 Patients Recovered

Dr. Peyman Dousti

Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University of Tehran North Branch, Tehran, Iran. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Narges Hosseininia

Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University of Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Pegah Dousti

Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University of Hamedan, Hamedan, Iran. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Shabnam Dousti

Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University of Hamedan, Hamedan, Iran. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.056.20210902

DOI: 10.25215/0902.056

ABSTRACT

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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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.056.20210902

10.25215/0902.056

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 2, April-June, 2021