Mental Health of COVID-19 Survivors during Self-Isolation in Makassar City, Indonesia

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Andi Tenri Nurafni Aprilyani, Muhammad Syafar, Suriah, Ridwan Mochtar Thaha, Apik Indarty Moedjiono, Darmawansyah


Introduction: Isolation can have an impact on one's mental health. This is due to the possibility of contacting confirmed cases or people from pandemic-affected areas. Many medically isolated people are afraid because they are at a higher risk of infection, they are worried about running out of supplies, they are lonely and bored because they can't communicate with other people, and they are afraid of unpleasant news or rumours on the internet.

Objectives: This study aimed to analyse the forms of mental health disorders felt by survivors during self-isolation and the effect of self-efficacy on changes in the mental health of Covid-19 survivors during self-isolation.

Method: This study employs a qualitative methodology with a case study technique. The informants in this study were fourteen people, consisting of twelve key informants who were survivors and also survivors' families. Two supporting informants who are employees of the Makassar City Health Office and Psychologists. The in-depth interview was done within the administrative boundaries of Makassar City.

Result: The findings revealed that Covid-19 survivors' mental health was harmed during self-isolation. The disorder in this study was a minor one that can be treated. It is hoped that there will be attention to people's mental health, so they can undergo self-isolation calmly.

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