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The Lived Experiences of COVID-19 Patients in South Korea: A Qualitative Study

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The Lived Experiences of COVID-19 Patients in South Korea: A Qualitative Study
Abstract
The purpose of this qualitative study is to provide an in-depth understanding and description
of the disease experiences of COVID-19 patients. The participants were 16 patients discharged
from hospitals after receiving treatment for COVID-19 in isolation. Data collection was conducted
through individual in-depth interviews until data saturation, and the interviews were recorded and
transcribed verbatim. Data were analyzed using Colaizzi’s phenomenological method. The participants
were quarantined after their COVID-19 diagnosis was confirmed, and they experienced
desperate and uncertain times during treatment. The participants expressed shock and dissatisfaction
due to an excessive invasion of privacy during the quarantine process and in the quarantine
system. As confirmed COVID-19 cases, the participants experienced social stigma and feelings of
guilt, negative attitudes from others and society, and negative influences from social networking
services and the media. The participants also experienced mental and physical difficulties due to
COVID-19 symptoms. However, they rediscovered meaningful relationships through the support of
their family and friends in the midst of adversity. It is necessary to provide an integrated psychosocial
rehabilitation program to reduce social stigma and improve the resilience of COVID-19 patients.
Author(s)
손행미양혜련최원희황영희
Issued Date
2021
Type
Article
Keyword
COVID-19qualitative researchquarantineKoreastigma
DOI
10.3390/ijerph18147419
URI
https://oak.ulsan.ac.kr/handle/2021.oak/8042
https://ulsan-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=TN_cdi_doaj_primary_oai_doaj_org_article_c8c72c29b5c24adf9912ce201fc55d07&context=PC&vid=ULSAN&lang=ko_KR&search_scope=default_scope&adaptor=primo_central_multiple_fe&tab=default_tab&query=any,contains,The%20Lived%20Experiences%20of%20COVID-19%20Patients%20in%20South%20Korea:%20A%20Qualitative%20Study&offset=0
Publisher
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Location
스위스
Language
영어
ISSN
1660-4601
Citation Volume
18
Citation Number
14
Citation Start Page
7419
Citation End Page
7419
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