Covid-19 related isolation and risk of post-traumatic stress disorder in patients presenting to tele-clinics at a private tertiary care hospital in Karachi

Authors

  • Syed Faisal Mahmood Department of Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Samrah Nasir Department of Psychiatry, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Muneeba Amin Department of Psychiatry, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Aleena Arshad Department of Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Nargis Asad Department of Psychiatry, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Tania Nadeem Department of Psychiatry, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.9021

Keywords:

Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic, Covid-19, Social Isolation, Mental Health

Abstract

The objective of this study was to assess the psychological impact of isolation on individuals with Covid-19 and determine the experiences of people in isolation.

All adults with Covid-19 who reported to the infectious disease tele-clinic were included in the study; participants were sent the survey form via email. The email was sent to 146 people and 47 responses were received. IES-R questionnaire was submitted to all individuals on Day 7 of quarantine, along with a qualitative questionnaire.

The mean score on IES-R for all the respondents was 18.77. Out of 47 participants, for 6 (12.8%) PTSD was a clinical concern, 3 (6.4%) participants had a probable diagnosis of PTSD, and 6 (12.8%) participants scored high enough to suppress immune function.

The majority of participants reported stress due to confinement in an isolated space and interruption in daily routine, specifically work-related routine.

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Published

2024-01-20

How to Cite

Syed Faisal Mahmood, Nasir, S., Amin, M., Arshad, A., Asad, N., & Nadeem, T. (2024). Covid-19 related isolation and risk of post-traumatic stress disorder in patients presenting to tele-clinics at a private tertiary care hospital in Karachi. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 74(2), 374–377. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.9021

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Section

Short Communication / Short Report

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