Resilience in the Face of Psychiatric Morbidity Among COVID-19 Patients

Authors

  • Waqas Ahmed Armed Forces Institute of Mental Health/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Sachal Aqeel Safdar Armed Forces Institute of Mental Health/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Sohail Ali Armed Forces Institute of Mental Health/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Sana Khan Pakistan Navy Ship Shifa Karachi Pakistan
  • Asif Azeem Armed Forces Institute of Mental Health/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Nouman Malik Armed Forces Institute of Mental Health/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v73i2.6523

Keywords:

Anxiety, Coronavirus, Depression, Isolation, Psychiatric morbidity, Resilience, Stress

Abstract

Objective: To study the effects of COVID-related psychiatric morbidity on the psychological resilience of male patients.

Study Design: Cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Pak Emirates Military Hospital (PEMH), Rawalpindi and PNS Shifa, Karachi Pakistan from Apr to Jul 2020.

Methodology: One hundred and thirteen male patients filled out the depression, anxiety and stress scale (DASS-21) on day zero and the Connor-Davidson resilience scale (CDRS) on day 180. Mean values were calculated for each component of DASS21 and resilience. Pearson correlation was applied to establish statistical significance.

Results: The mean values were highest for stress (2.65±4.52), followed by depression (2.02±5.28) and then anxiety (3.63±5.96). The mean resilience was found to be 72.4±14.2. There was a significant negative correlation between each of the three measurements of DASS-21 and its total value with resilience (p<0.01). All three aspects of DASS-21 increased with age [depression {r(111)= 0.33, p<0.01}, anxiety {r(111)= 0.39, p<0.01} and stress {r(111)= 0.30, p<0.01}].

Conclusion: Resilience among hospitalized COVID-19-positive patients is reduced compared to the normal population. As depression, stress and anxiety increase, resilience decreases proportionately.

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Published

17-04-2023

How to Cite

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Ahmed W, Safdar SA, Ali S, Khan S, Azeem A, Malik N. Resilience in the Face of Psychiatric Morbidity Among COVID-19 Patients. Pak Armed Forces Med J [Internet]. 2023 Apr. 17 [cited 2024 May 25];73(2):370-73. Available from: https://pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/6523

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