Turkish Journal of Science and Health

Turkish Journal of Science and Health

The Investigation of Awareness And Knowledge In Patient With Severe Mental Illnesses On COVID-19 Pandemic

Yazarlar: ["Emrullah DÜNDAR", "Emine Nur ÇORUM"]

Cilt - , Sayı Cilt: 3 Sayı: 2 , 2022 , Sayfalar -



Anahtar Kelimeler:COVID-19 Knowledge,Severe Mental Illness,Schizophrenia,Bipolar Disorders,COVID-19 testing

Özet: Purpose: We aimed to investigate the Covid-19 awareness, contact status and COVID-19 testing practices of SMI patients. Following the rules on infection, a face-to-face questionnaire was conducted with 203 patients with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Material and Methods: Participants were evaluated with a questionnaire that ınquıres COVID-19 knowledge and awareness, contact history and COVID-19 testing created by researchers Results: : It was observed that the rate of COVID-19 testing was 30% in participants with at least 1 symptom, and 50% in those who were in contact with someone infected with Covid-19. It was observed that those whose COVID-19 information source was TV and social media were more familiar with the COVID-19 terminology than those whose information source was primary caregivers. Conclusion: This study specifically measured the knowledge and awareness of SMI group patients and demonstrated the COVID-19 testing practice. Conducting specific studies for these groups and developing strategies will contribute to better management of both current and future crises.

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