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Introduction: - Assessment of COVID -19 related problems and coping strategies are a paramount at several levels. Globally the battle against physiological and psychological impact of COVID-19 is still continuing. The outbreak of corona virus disease may be stressful for people but coping with stress will make stronger. Different people are reacting differently to stressful situations. These situations mainly depend on the background of the person the things that make the people different from other peoples and the community they live in. A severe covied-19 infection may lead to total consequence such as respiratory failure and even death in absence of timely diagnosis and treatment. Predicting the risk of death for severe covied-19 patient and insuring that they receive timely and appropriate management represent difficult challenge for health care providers .Identifying the risk factor for severe patient is of great importance as it may reduce the mortality rate and facilitate efficient utilization of the medical resources, that might be insufficient. The corona virus outbreak is leading to health problem like stress, anxiety, depressive symptoms insomnia, denial, anger and fear globally.
The pandemic and containment measures like quarantine, social distancing ,self-isolation can also have a detrimental impact on mental health .The collective concerns influence daily behaviors , economic , prevention and decision make in form health organization , policy makers and medical centers , which can weaken strategies of corona virus disease control and leads to more morbidity and mental health needs at global level .
- To assess the problems faced by COVID-19 patients.2) to assess the coping strategies adopted by COVID-19 patients.3) to find out the association of problems and coping strategies with selected demographic variables.
The Quantitative research approach used for the study. Non-experimental descriptive was used as research design. The research setting is the location where the research takes place. The setting of the study was selected urban areas of Sangli-Miraj and Kupwad corporation area. 200 COVID-19 recovered patients were selected for the study. Data collection tool refers to the devices or instruments used to collect data. Data collection tool were prepared after taking personal interviews with COVID-19 recovered patients to know the problems and the way they adopted together with review of literature. Based on study objectives questionnaires were prepared to collect the data. The tool was divided into three sections. First section contains demographic variables of sample and second section contains 5 point scale for assessing problems faced by COVID-19 patients with 13 statements and third section were 5 point scale for assessing coping strategies adopted by COVID-19 patient with 21 statements. Data were collected by using structured attitude scale which is prepared by the researcher. Scale were 9 point with 34 statement.. Domains were age, gender, education, type of family. Maximum score were 96. Reliability of tool done by using split half method. 13 experts did the validity of the tool. Sample was selected as per the criteria with Purposive sampling technique.
Results and conclusion: Maximum of samples belongs to age group of 33-37 in yrs and 50.5% were females. In education 49% were having secondary education and 54% were from joint family.in this study, 44% of sample had mental problems, 50% had physical problem, 43% had social problems and 47% were having financial problem. 45% were suffered with all problems. And 11.5 % of sample having mild problems .87% had moderate problems; whereas 1.5% of sample adopted sever problems. 34% of the samples had adopted mental coping strategies,48
% of the sample adopted physical coping strategies , 38% of them adopted social coping strategies, 50% of them adopted financial coping strategies ,41% adopted spiritual coping strategies all together 43% adopted coping strategies. There was no association established between any of the demographic variables and coping strategies adopted by COVID-19 recovered patients.
The study concludes that COVID-19 recovered patients suffer from mental and physical problems as well as social and financial problems. Mental coping is most crucial in managing the problems adopted. The researchers insist to support and council those covid-19 patients adopted by these individual with the help of stakeholders of society to minimize the problems and strengthen the coping strategies faced by the COVID-19 recovered patients.
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