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The Relationship between Anxiety and Self-compassion in Patients Recovered from Coviod-19 in Isfahan

Author(s): Sima Babaei, Leila Jahani*

Objectives: In 2020, a new virus outbreak called New Coronavirus-2019 started in China, and in a short time it turned into a pandemic. people recovered from Covid-19 experience stress and anxiety to varying degrees. Various factors are effective in order to reduce or increase these tensions. Since compassion plays an important role in regulating emotions, it can affect anxiety and stress and be influenced by them as well.

Methods: This is a cross-sectional descriptive analytical study that examined 212 patients diagnosed with Covid-19. These patients were selected by the available sampling method after which the Self Compassion Scale (SCS) and Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) were completed either electronically or by telephone interview by the samples. Finally the information was analyzed by SPSS.

Results: The results of this study demonstrated a slight level of anxiety in patients recovered from Covid-19; moreover, the mean of self-compassion was higher than the mean in this group of patients. Also, based on the results, there is an inverse significant relationship between self-compassion and anxiety in these patients.

Conclusion: mild anxiety experienced by patients recovered from the Covid-19 disease can adversely affect their rehabilitation and recovery process. the results of the present study show that as the level of selfcompassion in patients recovered from Covid-19 increases, their anxiety decreases. Hence, in order to decrease the anxiety of the patients, selfcompassion improvement programs can be employed during the therapy for faster recovery and less side effects.


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