Volume 29, Issue 4 (March 2023)                   J Birjand Univ Med Sci 2023, 29(4): 380-389 | Back to browse issues page

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Ahmadi-Forg F, Hasani H. Relationship between the post-traumatic stress and post-traumatic growth in patients discharged from the COVID-19 intensive care unit of the selected hospitals in South Khorasan, Iran, 2020-2021. J Birjand Univ Med Sci 2023; 29 (4) :380-389
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1- Department of Nursing, Tabas School of Nursing, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran , fateme.a.f1374@gmail.com
2- Department of Nursing, Jovein School of Nursing, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran
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Background and Aims: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the psychological problems after the COVID-19 pandemic. Some people can cope with this trauma and return to their previous status or even achieve a higher level of performance, which is called post-traumatic growth. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and the relationship between the PTSD and post-traumatic growth symptoms among patients discharged from COVID-19 intensive care units (ICU).
Materials and Methods: The present study was a descriptive study conducted on 172 patients discharged from COVID-19 ICU. Samples were selected with cluster randomized multistage method from the patients discharged from the ICU, with previous six months recovery. Data were collected using demographic questionnaire, and post-traumatic stress and post-traumatic growth checklists. Then, the collected data were analyzed in SPSS software (version 21).
Results: Results showed that 34.3% and 58.96% of patients experienced PTSD and post-traumatic growth, respectively. Pearson correlation analysis showed that with the increase in PTSD score, the post-traumatic growth score also increased in these patients (r=0.524, P=0.001).
Conclusion: Post-traumatic stress disorder and post-traumatic growth symptoms were common among COVID-19 patients admitted to the ICU. In addition, the more the patients experienced post-traumatic stress symptoms, the more likely they were to experience the post-traumatic growth.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2022/08/19 | Accepted: 2023/02/11 | ePublished ahead of print: 2023/02/19 | ePublished: 2023/03/6

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