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Rahmatinejad P, Yazdi M, Khosravi Z, Shahisadrabadi F. Lived Experience of Patients with Coronavirus (Covid-19): A Phenomenological Study. Journal title 2020; 14 (1) :71-86
URL: http://rph.khu.ac.ir/article-1-3713-en.html
1- Yazd University
2- Department of Faculty of Education and Psychology, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Consulting, Yazd Farhangian University, Branch Fatemeh Alzahra, Yazd, Iran. , shahisadr14@gmail.com
Abstract:   (8368 Views)
Getting a new disease and unknown Covid 19 In addition to the risks to physical health leads to difficult and different psychological experiences due to the specific nature and characteristics of the disease. In addition to physical symptoms patients have a variety of psychological reactions that can act as a barrier to the healing process and increase their suffering during illness. Therefore the present study aims to discover the lived experience of these people to help reduce the suffering of these patients. The study method was qualitative with a phenomenological approach. The number of participants was 15 and they were selected by purposeful sampling method. A semi-structured interview was used to gather information. Data analysis was also performed by Colaizzi method. To Trustworthiness and validate the findings were used participants' review and monitoring methods, the researcher's self-observation in the data collection and analysis process and the recording of all their mental presuppositions in advance and their non-consideration in the analysis and review process and recoding of interviews by two other researchers. The research findings included 278 initial codes, which were extracted 6 main themes and 24 sub-themes according to the purpose and question of the research. Death anxiety, the experience of stigma, the experience of ambiguity, the positive emotional experiences, the emotions experienced in relation to family members and the emotions caused by quarantine were the main themes. Painful emotional experiences in these patients can lead to delays and difficulties in the recovery process of these people and in addition to the pain of the disease, it can also impose psychological suffering. Awareness of the disease to reduce the experience of ambiguity, psychological strategies to control death anxiety and social stigma, and strategies to manage the behavior and excitement of family members can be considered in the specific psychological interventions of these patients and reduce negative emotions and possibility better deal with the disease and psychological suffering caused by it.
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/04/6 | Accepted: 2020/06/18 | Published: 2020/06/27

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