The Psychological Impact of Isolation on Hospitalised Patients with COVID-19 Infection in the UAE
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Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health
Infection prevention and control measures for COVID-19 may include immediate admission to an isolation facility for the infected. However, the mental health impact of this isolation worldwide is not fully documented. This study aims to contribute to global data on the psychological impact of COVID-19 and to be the first study to assess psychological distress among hospitalised patients with COVID-19 in the UAE. Using a cross-sectional study design on 132 hospitalised patients, we found that 90% of participants scored within the normal levels for psychological distress. The length of stay was associated with higher levels of psychological distress and those aged 41–60 years had lower levels of psychological distress compared to the 31–40 years group. Our results contributed to global data on the psychological impact of COVID-19 and may help to identify those at risk for psychological distress due to COVID-19 hospitalisation for targeted prevention and future pandemic preparedness plans.
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Medicine and Health Sciences
Anxiety, COVID-19, Depression, Mental health, Psychological distress, UAE
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Ahmed, Nahida Nayaz; Juber, Nirmin F.; AlKaabi, Reem; AlShehhi, Fatema; AlObeidli, Mohamed; Salem, Ahlam; Galadari, Alaa; Wanigaratne, Shamil; and Ahmad, Amar, "The Psychological Impact of Isolation on Hospitalised Patients with COVID-19 Infection in the UAE" (2022). All Works. 5412.
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