Volume 8, Issue 2 (June 2021)                   J Educ Community Health 2021, 8(2): 127-133 | Back to browse issues page

XML Persian Abstract Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Tajbakhsh G. COVID-19 and the Lived Experience of People Facing it; a Qualitative Study. J Educ Community Health. 2021; 8 (2) :127-133
URL: http://jech.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-1063-en.html
Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, Ayatollah Boroujerdi University, Boroujerd, Iran. , Tajbakhsh_gr@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (860 Views)
Aims: Due to the widespread outbreak of COVID-19, thousands of people have died, and millions of people have been infected around the world, putting communities at great risk. The present study assessed the lived experience of people infected by COVID-19.
Participants & Methods: This qualitative research with a phenomenological approach was conducted in March 2020 in Boroujerd, Lorestan. Using the theoretical sampling method, 18 citizens were interviewed. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews. The Colaizzi method was used for data analysis, and Goba and Lincoln validation model was used for scientific validation of research findings.
Findings: After qualitative data analysis, seven main themes were identified, including the dimensions of health and education (highlighting the role of health care providers, improving personal health, stagnation of educational activities, the need to improve media literacy), family (family-centered lifestyle, generational convergence and family cohesion), social (disruption of relationships and social interactions of individuals, increasing social trust in health care institutions, reproduction of social inequality), cultural and religious (spirituality, cultural weakness), economic (disorder and recession following disruption of business and production), sovereignty and politics (organizational integrity, bioterrorism), psychological (anxiety and social phobia).
Conclusion: COVID-19 has seriously affected people's daily life and mental and social health in Boroujerd.
Full-Text [PDF 410 kb]   (389 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/05/18 | Accepted: 2020/12/10

1. Kashan university of medical science. Corona viruses [Internet]. Kashan: Kashan University of Medical Science; 2020 [cited 2020 Mar 5]. Available from: http://www.research.kaums.ac.ir/Default.aspx?PageID=1242.
2. Allahverdipour H. Global challenge of health communication: Infodemia in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. J Educ Community Health. 2020;7(2):65-7. [Persian]
3. Zhe X, Shi L, Wang Y, Zhang J, Huang L, Zhang C, et al. Pathological findings of COVID‐19 associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Lancet Respir Med. 2020;8(4):420‐2.
4. Poormohammadi A, Azarian G. Training manual for prevention of Covid-19 disease among hospital personnel. J Educ Community Health. 2020;7(2):69-71. [Persian]
5. Tajbakhsh G. An analysis of the modern lifestyle in the post-corona era. J Strateg Stud Public Policy. 2020;10(35):340-60. [Persian]
6. Ghaderzadeh O, Darvishmanesh M. A qualitative study of the causes and consequences of mental illness. J Soc Probl Iran. 2017;8(1):49-72. [Persian]
7. Salagi M, Matlabi D, Gholamipour E. Corona and Iranian society: Cultural and social aspects. Tehran: Research Institute of Culture, Art and Communication; 2020. [Persian]
8. Ella K, Popper N. The virus changed the way we internet [Internet]. New York: The New York Times; 2020 [cited 2020 Apr 10]. Available from: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/07/technology/coronavirus-internet-use.html
9. Amini Harandi A, Asgarpour R. Application of strategic loss in corona crisis. J Strateg Stud Public Policy. 2020;10(35):362-78. [Persian]
10. Khamarnia M, Peyvand M, Setoodehzadeh F. Global epidemic of the coronavirus and the impact of political and economic sanctions against Iran. PAYESH. 2020;19(4):469-71. [Persian]
11. Rubington E, Weinberg MS. The study of social problems: Seven perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2011.
12. Meshounis J. Social Issues. Tehran: Institute of Culture, Art and Communication Publisher; 2016. [Persian]
13. Flick U. An introduction to qualitative research. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications; 2009.
14. Isna.ir [Internet]. Tehran: Iranian Students’ News Agency; 2020 [cited 2020 Mar 10]; Available from: https://www.isna.ir/news/92041307806/. [Persian]

Add your comments about this article : Your username or Email:

Send email to the article author

Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

© 2021 CC BY-NC 4.0 | J Educ Community Health

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb