Analyzing the themes of mental health dimensions affected by the Corona virus epidemic: A qualitative study

Document Type : Original Article


1 Associate Professor, Department of Measurement and Assessment, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran

2 Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran.


Introduction: The prevalence of Covid 19 disease in all countries of the world has endangered the psychological and physical health of individuals. This situation due to mysterious, uncontrollable, unpredictable, and rapidly spreading nature, it has spread to psychological problems in the mental health dimension of individuals. Provided. The purpose of this study was to Analysis of people's lived experiences of CoronaVirus epidemic on the mental health.
Method: This research was applied in terms of purpose and phenomenological in terms of qualitative methodology. Thirty-one people who did not have Covid 19 disease were selected as the sample by purposive sampling method until the theoretical saturation of information. The data obtained from the research were collected using semi-structured interviews and after implementation, content analysis method was used to analyze this information.
Results: The findings of the interviews were extracted and categorized into 7 main themes (psychological disaster, stress, anxiety, depressed mood, irritable mood, obsession, conflict) and 27 sub-themes.
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that the prevalence of Covid 19 disease strongly affects all aspects of mental health and its serious effects on various aspects of personal, family, social, economic, occupational and cultural life are evident.


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