Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the psychological health of patients in the province of Kenitra of Morocco

Authors

  • Badreddine Dahou Laboratory of Biology and Health, Ibn Tofail University, Faculty of Sciences, Kenitra, Morocco and Direction of Networks of Health Care Institutions, Provincial Epidemiology Unit, Kenitra Health Delegation, Morocco
  • Zakaria Abidli Laboratory of Biology and Health, Ibn Tofail University, Faculty of Sciences, Kenitra, Morocco
  • Sara El Fellaq Laboratory of Biology and Health, Ibn Tofail University, Faculty of Sciences, Kenitra, Morocco and 2Direction of Networks of Health Care Institutions, Provincial Epidemiology Unit, Kenitra Health Delegation, Morocco
  • Amine Rkhaila Direction of Networks of Health Care Institutions, Provincial Epidemiology Unit, Kenitra Health Delegation, Morocco and Laboratory of Plant, Animal and Agro-Industry, Ibn Tofail University, Faculty of Sciences, Kenitra, Morocco
  • Mohammed Chahboune Laboratory of Biology and Health, Ibn Tofail University, Faculty of Sciences, Kenitra, Morocco
  • Rabea Ziri Laboratory of Biology and Health, Ibn Tofail University, Faculty of Sciences, Kenitra, Morocco
  • Ahmed Omar Touhami Ahami Laboratory of Biology and Health, Ibn Tofail University, Faculty of Sciences, Kenitra, Morocco

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v22i4.67130

Keywords:

Covid-19; psychology, stress; anxiety; sleep; Kenitra; Morocco

Abstract

Objectives: The objective of this work is to assess the psychological impact of Covid-19 through the study of all variables likely to influence the mental health of patients declared positive for Covid-19. This investigation aims to integrate a protocol of psychological therapeutic followup of patients, which is as essential as medical follow-up.

Methods: Analytical study of the psychological impact of Covid-19 on patients treated in a health center in the province of Kenitra of Morocco over a period of 6 months.

Results: The follow-up of patients declared positive for Covid-19, reveals that, although the majority have never had a psychological or psychiatric history, 38% have stress, 49% anxiety and 51% sleep disorders.

Conclusion: The study shows that the Covid-19 pandemic generates alongside the physical symptoms, a significant psychological impact on patients Characterized by anxiety, insomnia and post-traumatic stress. Therefore, care integrating the psychological follow-up of patients is necessary.

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol. 22 No. 04 October’23 Page : 895-901

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Published

2023-09-07

How to Cite

Dahou, B. ., Abidli, Z. ., Fellaq, S. E. ., Rkhaila, A. ., Chahboune, M. ., Ziri, R. ., & Ahami, A. O. T. . (2023). Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the psychological health of patients in the province of Kenitra of Morocco. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 22(4), 895–901. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v22i4.67130

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