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Health Education and Health Promotion ; 10(1):1-12, 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1989889


Aims: This study aimed to assess the impact of Benson's Relaxation Technique (PRT) on psychological distress and sleep quality among older people's during COVID 19 pandemic. Instrument & Methods: A quasi‐experimental research design was used to achieve the aim of this study. 95 elders, recruited randomly as follows;50 from Geriatric social club in Zagazig City, 20 from El‐Resala geriatric house in Zagazig City, and 25 from geriatric home in Met Ghamr City. Three tools were utilized for data collection, namely, Interview questionnaire sheet, Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS) for measuring depression, anxiety as well as stress, and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) for measuring sleep quality. Findings: More than three‐quarters of the participants had chronic diseases. The majority had unsatisfactory knowledge about Benson's Relaxation Technique at the pre‐intervention phase. Two thirds of elders had severe depression level;slightly less than two thirds had severe anxiety, about three quarters had severe stress at the pre‐intervention phase with statistical significant reduction post intervention phase. The majority had poor sleep quality (97.9%) at the pre‐intervention phase, which decreased at the post‐intervention phase to 50.5%. Conclusion: This study concluded that. Benson's Relaxation Technique have great effect on psychological distress and sleep quality of elderly people. Gero‐psychiatric nurses should encourage elderly people to apply BRT for enhancement of their psychological wellbeing. © 2022, Tarbiat Modares University. All rights reserved.

International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Legal Medicine ; 23(3-4):18-28, 2020.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1134433


Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 [SARS-CoV-2] has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness in Wuhan, China beginning December 2019. As of 14th July 2020, the pandemic recorded 12,964,809 confirmed cases with 570,288 deaths globally. A thorough review of the clinical characteristics of this infection will help in understanding this widespread but seemingly localizing disease. This research aimed to review the clinical characteristic of Covid-19 including the risk factors, clinical manifestations, laboratory and radiological findings and complications exhibited in Asia. A narrative review was conducted along with 48 research articles published in Scopus journals in 2020 in Asian countries on clinical characteristics of the disease. It was concluded that despite being in the same region, clinical characteristics of COVID-19 varies among the Asian countries. The mortality rate among Asian countries was varied with the competency of public health measures as one of the vital contributing factors. The variable findings on the clinical characteristics may be due to inconsistent quality of methodology in recent researches which was a rapid response to the pandemic. Although these studies are necessary to manage the current global emergency, more high-quality researches are needed to provide a valid and reliable scientific understanding of the disease. © 2020, All India Institute of Medical Sciences. All rights reserved.