Investigation of the Psychological Components and Coping Strategies in People Recovered from Coronavirus

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Prof. counseling , University of Mohaghegh Ardabili

2 Department of Counseling, Alzahra University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

3 Master student of Rehabilitation Counseling, Department of Counseling, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Mohaghegh Ardabili University, Ardabil, Iran

4 M.Sc. Rehabilitation Counseling, Department of Counseling, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Mohaghegh Ardabili University, Ardabil, Iran

10.22098/jpc.2022.1629

Abstract

The Covid-19 pandemic has made fundamental changes in the human world at the levels of relationships, jobs, education, and health issues. This study was conducted to identify the components of basic psychological coping strategies in people with Covid-19 disease. Participants were people recovered from coronavirus. The research method was qualitative. Eighteen persons were studied through semi-structured interviews. One hundred thirty codes identified related to the objectives of the study. The results of the analysis identified four main topics and sixteen primary categories for hospitalized patients. The four main issues include symptoms and coping skills, treatment expectation, and consequences. The results showed that benefiting from psychological capital can be considered an essential aspect of coping skills. In dealing with Covid-19 disease, patients use all kinds of problem-focused to emotion-focused coping strategies and their resources and even negative coping methods to survive. How a cohesive body and mind make survival. Good physical perception, self-confidence, high will to survive, and hope are among these resources. All patients are grateful for their health after recovery. More importantly, the perception of social support, such as being supported by a spouse, family member, and proper physical activity, are healing factors against Covid-19 disease.

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