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International Journal of Care and Caring ; 6(1-2):33-33–47, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2039177

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Politics in the neoliberal/modern/Western world is structured based upon the assumption that political subjects are atomistic and self-sufficient;these assumptions suppress and deny (inter) dependency, relationality and vulnerability. Yet, the rapid spread of COVID-19 has devastated many communities, drastically changed political and social life, and foregrounded the ways in which vulnerability is an inescapable fact of our existence. Drawing upon Žižek’s reading of Lacan’s notion of the ‘real’ and the ethics of care, we analyse the COVID-19 pandemic so as to argue that vulnerability must be understood as a fundamental political concept that merits ongoing attention in our political systems.

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Economic Policy ; 37(110):399-401, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2017889

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The Covid pandemic dominated social life over the past 2 years. It turned social interaction that is a key part of human life into risky behaviour. It thereby affected the relative utility from different consumption goods compared with a non-pandemic world. Those consumption goods that happen in public or in groups (watching a soccer game at the stadium) come in the pandemic with the risk of infection, whereas others that are done at home (watching a soccer game on TV) remain unaffected. As a result, households face a new trade-off for their consumption decisions when they have to decide about consumption with social interaction and the risk of infection. Many governments put regulation in place that restricted this trade off, whereas other governments asked the population to be responsible enough to decide on this risk-return trade off solely based on private costs and gains.

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Zeitschrift fur Psychodrama und Soziometrie ; 20(2):343-356, 2021.
Article in German | APA PsycInfo | ID: covidwho-2014428

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This article for the Zeitschrift fur Psychodrama und Soziometrie deals with the question of how certain tensions in the coexistence of people, whose effects the Corona crisis has made clearly visible, can be adequately managed. It is shown that creativity offers the potential to meet these challenges, if life is to succeed. To this end, Moreno's theory of creativity is outlined first, as well as a philosophy of happiness. With this psychodramatic view these social tensions are then examinated: Freedom and solidarity, love and conflict, reason and feeling, conation and ought. Finaly, it is shown how the psychodrama can contribute to the promotion of creative action to deal with these tensions with dignity in a late modern society. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved) (German) In diesem Beitrag fur die Zeitschrift fur Psychodrama und Soziometrie geht es um die Frage, wie bestimmte Spannungen im Zusammenleben der Menschen, deren Auswirkungen die Corona-Krise deutlich sichtbar gemacht hat, angemessen zu bewaltigen sind. Es wird dargelegt, dass Kreativitat das Potenzial bietet, diesen Herausforderungen zu entsprechen, wenn ein Leben gelingen soll. Zu diesem Zweck wird die Kreativitatstheorie Morenos skizziert sowie eine Philosophie des Glucks. Mit diesem psychodramatischen Blick werden dann folgende soziale Spannungen untersucht: Freiheit und Solidaritat, Liebe und Streit, Vernunft und Gefuhl, Streben und Sollen. Zum Schluss wird gezeigt, wie das Psychodrama dazu beitragen kann, kreatives Handeln zum wurdevollen Umgang mit diesen Spannungen zu fordern in einer spatmodernen Gesellschaft. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)

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Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences ; 10(E):1045-1049, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2006274

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BACKGROUND: Communication should always take the role to connect the community to disaster risk reduction actions. Communication aspects that must be mainly prepared are the knowledge of disaster signs, elements involved in disasters, disaster communication media, resources, the sources of basic needs of affected communities, the means of aid distribution, and human resources. Communication activities should always be carried out between the community and various stakeholders to ensure their readiness in the face of possible disaster. AIM: This study aimed to determine the indigenous village-based disaster communication strategy in Bali Province. METHODS: This study used a qualitative descriptive method. The data analysis techniques used were data reduction, data presentation, and conclusion drawing at pre-research, during research, and post-research. Data collection was done by observing, interviewing, and documenting. RESULTS: The results of this study found that the communication model carried out by Bali Province in handling COVID-19 was by utilizing the role of indigenous villages and service villages to communicate with the community. The uniqueness of the Bali Province, which still adheres to social, cultural, and religious aspects, becomes its strength in COVID-19 management. CONCLUSION:The uniqueness of the Bali Province which still adheres to social, cultural and religious aspects becomes its strength in COVID-19 management. Local values, local knowledge and religious teachings can be collaborated and implemented in social life. COVID-19 management really requires the spirit of mutual assistance from various multi-helix elements, service villages and Indigenous Villages at the lowest level that are in direct contact with the community as a strategy to break the chain of COVID-19 spread in Bali Province.

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Psychosomatic Medicine ; 84(5):A51, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2003116

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Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the death of over 700,000 Americans, with each death leaving 9 surviving Americans (i.e., over 6 million bereaved). One harsh reality of the pandemic has been that survivors have often not been able to care for their dying loved ones, and grieve for them in traditional ways (e.g., wakes, funerals), due to social distancing. The present study used semi-structured clinical interviews to investigate acute grief during the pandemic. Methods: Participants were interviewed by phone, including the Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression scale, a 20-item measure of depression;the Prolonged Grief Disorder scale, a 13-item measure of prolonged grief disorder;the Work and Social Adjustment Scale (WSAS), a 5-item measure assessing for adjustment after major life events;the Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) scale, a 10-item measure of growth following a traumatic event such as the death of a loved one;the Utrecht Grief Rumination Scale (UGRS), a 15-item scale measuring various aspects of grief-related rumination;the Interpersonal Support Evaluation List (ISEL), a 12-item measure assessing for social support following a major life event. Results: Participants (N = 51, 74.5% White, 80.4% non-Hispanic) had an average age of 51 (SD = 15.9) and were mostly female (76.5%). 53.0% said they were unable to provide support for their dying loved one, 45.1% said they were not able to say good-bye, 47.1% said they were not prepared, 45.1% said they should have been present for the death. The sample experienced sub-clinical depressive symptoms (M = 10.04, SD = 7.03), and moderate prolonged grief symptoms (M = 23.0, SD = 9.15). Participants had a mean of 7.61 (SD = 10.02) on the WSAS, 23.24 (SD = 13.50) on the PTG, 17.31 (SD = 14.50) on the UGRS, and 30.25 (SD = 4.63) on the ISEL. Conclusion: Despite feeling unprepared for the death of their loved ones during the pandemic, depression and grief scores suggest that many individuals are resilient, given their moderate prolonged grief and sub-clinical depression scores on average. The scores for the WSAS suggest that people are adjusting to work and social life following the death of their loved ones. Clinical intervention should focus on the small proportion who are not adjusting during pandemic bereavement.

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Review of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics, International Edition ; 36(1):17-22, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-1995375

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Introduction: The recent pandemic of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, has had financial and social repercussions apart from its consequences to the physical and mental health of humans. Aim: The aim of this work was to study the way of the self-management of stress and fear which has been caused by the pandemic crisis, as well as the impact of the pandemic on daily living. More specifically, the factors which influenced the management of the symptoms of fear, either in a positive or in a negative way, were studied, and also the ways individuals and their families use to manage fear. Method: The method which was used was the case study of an adult female who lives and works in a Greek town, during the third curfew, in March 2021. The tool which was used for data collection was the semistructured interview, by utilizing a questionnaire consisting of 10 open-ended questions. Before the start of the interview, a signed informed consent form was obtained. The questions were divided into three topic areas, with the first concerning the demonstration of stress before the pandemic broke out, the second concerning the fear during the pandemic, and the third dealing with the ways of managing fear, the availability of persons capable of helping, as well as the kind of help she could have sought to cope with this situation. Results: The results of this study showed the impact of the curfew restrictions for the management of the pandemic on the daily lives of the people who experience them. Before the start of the pandemic, stress was primarily related to work and to the need of maintaining a routine. Public fear intensified during the pandemic and the lockdown, both in relation to work and in relation to the pandemic itself, and also in relation to its effects on work and social life, and certainly on physical and mental health. Her stress affected the rest of her family members;however, her social network proved to be a significant support. Conclusions: Stress and fear increased during the pandemic and the lockdown which was imposed in Greece in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This stress, which prior to the pandemic was focused mainly on work-related issues, spread to other areas of daily life, a fact that affected all the family members. Discussions and support from the husband, and also from the wider circle of family and friends, helped deal with and manage the situation which was caused by the pandemic, due to the special living conditions which were in force.

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31st European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2021 ; : 969-976, 2021.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1994253

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In December 2019, the world was confronted with the outbreak of the respiratory disease COVID-19. The COVID-19 epidemic evolved at the beginning of 2020 into a pandemic, which continues to this day. The incredible speed of the spread and the consequences of the infection had a worldwide impact on societies and health systems. Governments enforced many measures to control the COVID-19 pandemic: Restrictions (e.g. lockdown), medical care (e.g. intensive care) and medical prevention (e.g. hygiene concept). This leads to different spreading behavior of the COVID-19 pandemic, depending on measures. Furthermore, the spreading behavior is influenced by culture and geographical impacts. The spreading behavior of COVID-19 related to short time intervals can be described by Weibull distribution models, common in reliability engineering, soundly. The interpretation of the model parameters allows the assessment of the COVID-19 spreading characteristics. This paper shows the results of a research study of the COVID-19 spreading behavior depending on different pandemic time phases within Germany and Japan. Both countries are industrial nations but have many differences concerning historical development, culture and geographical conditions. Consequently, the chosen government measures have different impacts on the control of the COVID-19 pandemic. The research study contains the analyses of different pandemic time intervals in Germany and Japan: The breakout phase in spring 2020 and subsequently following waves until winter season 2020/2021. © ESREL 2021. Published by Research Publishing, Singapore.

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Italian Sociological Review ; 12(7S):865-880, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1989455

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The interest in the analysis and study of the phenomenon of withdrawal and processes of "disappearance" from social life face-to-face has grown significantly in recent years both in clinical and in anthropological and sociological fields. The Hikikomori, a phenomenon of voluntary social self-exclusion exploded in Japan in the late nineties of last century, has gradually affected, albeit in different ways, all Western societies coming to become in a few years a real social and health emergency (Ricci, 2009;Saito, 2013). However, recent studies have shown that, although in Japanese society it is considered a social pathology expressly linked to double knit to the supporting structures of Japanese society and its way of understanding the commitment and social confrontation, in Western hybrid forms is considered, instead, an individual condition and in some cases a real psychological-relational structure, imposing a broader reflection on the causes, motivations and coping strategies experienced and implemented by young people who call themselves Hikikomori (Teo, 2015;Bagnato, 2017). The present research aims to analyze, with an avalutative and depathologizing position, the emotional-relational aspects and the processes and ways of socialization of young Italian Hikikomori through the netnographic analysis of the most important online community of Hikikomori in Italy, trying to identify the common aspects and at the same time the peculiar and prototypical phenomena of some specific types and subcategories within the community itself.

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International Journal of Health Sciences ; 6:14301-14313, 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1989156

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With the unexpected outburst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the traditional education system of classroom learning shifted to a system of online classes. This study mainly aims to compare the effectiveness of campus life of students on campus before and during the pandemic period. Majority of the students preferred on campus classes and the students’ satisfaction levels of campus life before the pandemic were comparatively much higher than during the online classes. It was also found out that the learning in a classroom was more effective for the students. The impact of covid-19 pandemic on certain factors affecting students such as extra-curricular activities, financial factors, physical health, social life, workload and mental health were analyzed and suggestive measures for overcoming the same are also provided in this study. © 2022.

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Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health ; 18:1-20, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-1978932

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Background: COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the psychological well-being and quality of life of health care providers (HCPs). Objectives: This study assessed the trends in prevalence and predictors of insomnia, burnout, and functional impairment among HCPs over the first year of the pandemic. Methods: An online survey was conducted one month after the pandemic’s onset (onset group) and a year later (one-year group). The demographic features of participants were collected. Insomnia, burnout, and functional impairment were assessed using Insomnia Severity Index (ISI), Mini-Z survey, and Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS), respectively. Results: The onset group included 211 HCPs (mean (SD) age 34.7 (9.3) years and 73% men), while 212 HCPs participated in the one-year survey (mean (SD) age 35.9 (10.5) years and 69% men). High prevalence estimates were found in both onset and one-year groups of symptoms of insomnia (52% vs. 49%), of diagnosis of clinical insomnia (15% vs. 18%), with a high mean ISI score (8.4 vs. 8.7), but with no significant difference between the onset and one-year groups. Risk factors for clinical insomnia included age in both groups, lower income and contact level with COVID-19 patients/samples in the onset group, and lower Mini-Z scores and higher SDS scores in the one-year group. Approximately one-third of respondents reported at least one or more burnout symptoms, with a higher percentage in the one-year group (35.4%) than in the onset group (24.2%) (p=0.012). Younger age, lower monthly income, and higher ISI and SDS scores were risk factors for burnout in both groups. Greater perceived changes in social life were associated with burnout in the onset group. In contrast, higher weekly working hours, worse participants’ evaluation of their institution’s preparation, and more changes in workload were risk factors for burnout in the one-year group. The SDS score and its subscales scores were higher in the one-year group than in the onset group. Changes in workload and social life predicted higher SDS scores among both groups. Living with older people predicted higher SDS scores among the onset group, while contact level and estimated number of COVID-19 patients that participants engaged in during caring predicted higher SDS scores among the one-year group. ISI scores were significantly correlated with the Mini-Z scores and SDS scores in both groups, while the Mini-Z and SDS scores were significantly correlated only in the one-year group. Conclusion: This study demonstrated high rates of insomnia, burnout, and functional impairment among HCPs during the pandemic. It reveals a significant rise in job burnout and functional impairment of HCPs overtime during the pandemic. Furthermore, high-risk subgroups are also highlighted for whom comprehensive psychosocial and occupational interventions might be warranted.

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17th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI 2022 ; 2022-June, 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1975664

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The covid 19 epidemic has been marking the pace of life around the world for the last two years, and it left clear marks on economic activity, our social life and even the pollution associated with human activity. One of the consequences is related to the decrease in car traffic, especially in the months of mandatory social confinement. This work analyzes the impact of the epidemic on traffic regarding access to the beaches of Barra and Costa Nova in the region of Aveiro, Portugal, through the infrastructure of the PASMO project. Therefore, the weekly and weekend traffic profiles evolution were analyzed over the various months of 2020. The work also compared the evolution of infections with the evolution of road traffic, as well as the impact of the various events related to the epidemic in road traffic. © 2022 IEEE Computer Society. All rights reserved.

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Journal of Xi'an Jiaotong University (Medical Sciences) ; 43(4):483-488, 2022.
Article in Chinese | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-1969734

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Objective: To analyze the mental health status and influencing factors of China medical team (CMT) members in Africa during COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: From July 2021 to August 2021, 72 members of the 8th CMT in Malawi, the 36th CMT in Sudan and the 22nd CMT in Zambia were tested by 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12), Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7), and Patient Health Questionnaire-9(PHQ-9), general information form and influencing factors form. Results: The results of GHQ-12 were positive for 33.3% (24/72) of the CMT members. 51.4% (37/72) of the CMT members showed different levels of anxiety: 40.3% (29/72) of them had mild anxiety, 8.3% (6/72) of them had moderate anxiety, and 2.8% (2/72) of them had severe anxiety. 52.8% (38/72) of the CMT members had different degrees of depression: 34.7% (25/72) of them had mild depression, 11.1% (8/72) of them had moderate depression, 4.2% (3/72) of them had moderate-severe depression, and 2.8% (2/72) of them had severe depression. The CMT members who contacted with COVID-19 patients got significantly high scores of GHQ-12, GAD-7 and PHQ-9 (P<0.05) compared to those who did not have contact with COVID-19 patients. And CMT members who did not adapt to the local social life got significantly higher scores than those who adapted to the local social life (P<0.05). These factors were the main factors affecting the mental health of the CMT members. Conclusion: During COVID-19, the psychological pressure of CMT members was increased significantly, and both the incidence and severity of anxiety and depression were increased. Paying attention to and improving CMT members' mental health status can ensure the smooth development of medical aid to Africa.

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3rd International Computer Programming Education Conference, ICPEC 2022 ; 102, 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1964280

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In late 2019, a new class of coronavirus appeared in China that triggered a worldwide pandemic declared by the World Health Organization. Several businesses were affected and people had to adapt their social life to a virtual mode. Higher education institutions suffered from this sudden change, and had to adapt without any preparation or planning. After almost two years of carrying out activities in an online format, face-to-face activities in higher education have returned. This case study aims to analyze the performance of students in a new curricular unit of the Engineering and Management of Information Systems course at the School of Engineering of the University of Minho in Portugal. The study is applied to 142 students who entered the 1st year of the 2019/2020 school year and returned to face-to-face activities in the 3rd year of the 2021/2022 school year. Two questionnaires were applied, one at the beginning of the semester with 71 answers and another at the end of the semester with 39 answers. The main objective was to understand the students' feedback regarding the functioning of the classes, in which a great difficulty in teamwork was highlighted. © Hak, Francini;Oliveira e S, Jorge;Portela, Filipe;licensed under Creative Commons License CC-BY 4.0

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21st ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference, IDC 2022 ; : 645-648, 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1962394

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Having a healthy social life is an important part of our mental health, especially when it comes to children. Kids need to feel a connection between the environments in which they both live and play. In the last two years, COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives both personally and professionally. Because of the pandemic, meeting people in physical locations has been problematic. This situation has only amplified the need to foster connections. Technology plays a crucial role in helping children stay connected, however, we have found that children are more accepting of this when they are allowed to be able to take more active role in developing these platforms. Creating virtual environments, for example, has been shown to increase the interest of children in reaching out to their friends and family, and connecting with others across time zones, languages, and cultures. The children's Idea Booklet, from the 2022 ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) Research & Design Challenge identified significant interest in children using VR headset technology to connect with friends and family. Our research team, KidsTeam, built on these ideas to design KidConnect VR. KidConnect VR allows kids to connect with others via a virtual environment. This environment can be built to look like their surrounding area. In the virtual world, children can play, chat, and even study with friends. © 2022 Owner/Author.

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Int J Environ Res Public Health ; 19(15)2022 07 26.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1957330

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Persistent COVID-19 symptoms (long COVID) may bring challenges to long haulers' social lives. Females may endure more profound impacts given their special social roles and existing structural inequality. This study explores the effects of long COVID on the social life of female long haulers. We conducted semi-structured interviews via Zoom between April and June 2021 with 15 female long haulers in the United States, purposely recruited from Facebook and Slack groups and organization websites related to long COVID. Interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed verbatim with consent. The interview data were managed using MAXQDA and examined by thematic analysis. Long COVID negatively affected female long haulers' social lives by causing physical limitations, economic issues, altered social relationships, social roles' conflicts, and social stigma. Long COVID prevented female long haulers' recovery process. Physical limitations altered their perceptions on body, and family-work conflicts caused tremendous stress. They also experienced internalized stigma and job insecurities. This study provides insights into challenges that COVID-19 female long haulers could face in their return to normal social life, underscoring the vulnerability of females affected by long COVID due to significant alterations in their social lives. Shifting to new methods of communication, especially social media, diminished the adverse effects of long COVID (e.g., social isolation).


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COVID-19 , COVID-19/complications , Female , Humans , Qualitative Research , Social Stigma
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2022 IEEE International IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference, IEMTRONICS 2022 ; 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1948791

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Over the past few years, there has been an increased emphasis on mental health awareness and wellbeing. It is a topic that many do not feel comfortable talking about or acknowledging. Taking care of one's mental health is important for the individual's overall wellbeing. College students are a group of individuals who face several pressures that may affect mental health. It can become difficult to juggle their class schedules, assignments, work schedules, and social lives. Struggling to maintain these responsibilities can cause stress and anxiety for the students. Students may be uncomfortable to express their thoughts, as it may be difficult to discuss mental health. With the COVID-19 pandemic there has been an additional stress placed upon college students by taking extra precautions when going out and maintaining their social lives. To alleviate some of the stress and pressures faced by college students, a mobile app called Studying-Alive for holistic wellbeing management is being developed. This wellness app focuses on helping college students reduce stress and organize their schedules while tracking their responsibilities and overall health. © 2022 IEEE.

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INDIAN JOURNAL OF CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE ; 26(7):816-824, 2022.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-1939283

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Purpose: Enlightening the changes in the usual clinical practices, working environment, and social life of Intensivists working in noncoronavirus disease intensive care units (non-COVID ICU) during the COVID pandemic. Materials and methods: Observational cross-sectional study for Indian intensivists working in non-COVID ICUs conducted between July and September 2021. A 16-question online survey consisting of the work and social profile of the participating intensivists, changes in the usual clinical practices, working environment, and impact on their social life was administered. For the last three sections, intensivists were asked to compare pandemic times to prepandemic times (pre-mid-March 2020). Results: The number of invasive interventions performed by intensivists working in the private sector with lesser clinical experience (<12 years) were significantly less as compared to the government sector (p = 0.07) and clinically experienced (p = 0.07). Intensivists without comorbidities performed significantly lesser number of patient examinations (p = 0.03). The cooperation from healthcare workers (HCWs) decreased significantly with lesser experienced intensivists (p = 0.05). Leaves were significantly reduced in case of private sector intensivists (p = 0.06). Lesser experienced intensivists (p = 0.06) and intensivists working in the private sector (p = 0.06) spent significantly lesser time with family. Conclusion: Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) affected the non-COVID ICUs as well. Young and private sector intensivists were affected due to less leaves and family time. HCWs need proper training for better cooperation during the pandemic time.

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Sleep ; 45(SUPPL 1):A21-A22, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-1927380

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Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic safety restrictions led to changes in social interactions and information seeking about the virus. For some, these led to increased negative emotions, feelings of social isolation, and increased COVID-related media consumption. We examined the relationship of these variables to subjective sleep quality from participant daily diaries kept early in the pandemic. Methods: From April 20th-May 12th, 2020, college (students, faculty/ staff, alumni, parents) and local (churches, community centers, libraries) community members (N=94, 72 women, ages 18-77) completed a 30-minute survey for before and during social distancing (measuring: mental health, personality, social distancing, and demographics) for possible prizes. Participants then completed daily evening and morning diaries for 5-14 days describing daily affect, social isolation, emotion regulation, COVID media consumption, and subjective sleep quality. Results: Emotions: During the pandemic, poor sleep quality was predicted by less positive mood (r(91)=.486, p<.001) and more negative mood (r(91)=-.433, p<.001). Participants with poorer sleep quality reported less success regulating their emotions that day (r(90)=.292, p=.005) and greater suppression of emotions (rather than cognitive reappraisals to regulate them) (r(91)=-.260, p=.012). Social Isolation: Subjective sleep quality was not predicted by social distancing behaviors (r(88)=.069, p>.05);however, poorer sleep quality was significantly predicted by greater daily feelings of social isolation (r(91)=-.264, p=.005) and lower feelings of social life satisfaction (r(91)=.338, p<.001). COVID-related media: Sleep quality was not significantly related to COVID-media consumption for all participants;however, moderation analyses showed that participants with low avoidance coping, low neuroticism, and high emotional well-being did experience poorer sleep quality associated with greater COVID media consumption (all p's<.05). Conclusion: That mood and social isolation are associated with sleep quality replicates previous findings. The pandemic, however, provided a unique opportunity to observe these relationships in individuals not normally socially isolated because of confounding variables (e.g., health issues, depression, anxiety) with known relationships to sleep quality. That COVID-related media was only related to sleep quality for more well-adjusted participants (low avoidance coping, low neuroticism, high emotional well-being) was surprising, suggesting some may find COVID-19 information anxiety-relieving rather than anxiety-provoking.

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14th International Conference on Cross-Cultural Design, CCD 2022 Held as Part of the 24th HCI International Conference, HCII 2022 ; 13313 LNCS:337-352, 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1919672

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ICTs have become deeply ingrained in social life. Design for elder-friendly technology is gaining traction in China to reduce obstacles for older people’s access to smart gadgets and services. Designers must increase their awareness of heterogeneous images of the old and elder technology usage in everyday life to create technological solutions that are meaningful to the aging population. Young designers encounter empathetic difficulties in design practice due to a lack of experience with aging, qualitative research abilities, and training. This research proposed a human-centered Elderly Life Inquiry toolkit to bridge this gap. The toolkit establishes a qualitative research framework of ‘Exploration-Interaction-Reflection,’ together with thematic guidelines, to assist young designers in engaging with the elderly utilizing various empathy techniques. It enhances designers’ empathy for older adults in everyday life, develops qualitative research abilities, and incorporates insights into designs. According to a series of empirical experiments and prototyping involving young student designers and older participants, the qualitative research method of face-to-face intergenerational communication is more suited to Chinese elders’ social preferences. This research demonstrated the process of developing the toolkit and the potential of the research techniques during the COVID-19 outbreak. At last, we emphasize the importance of supporting young designers to engage with diverse older adults, valuing the creativity of multidisciplinary participants, and focusing on the relationship between older life and technology for empathy in technology design. © 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

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Santiago ; : 72, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1919029

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La realidad social actual, ha estado marcada por los avatares que ha traído consigo la pandemia de la Covid-19. Su incidencia directa en todas las esferas de la vida social ha conllevado a replantearnos nuestras formas de hacer, nuestros comportamientos, nuestro actuar profesional y cotidiano e incluso a dar nuevas miradas a las relaciones objetivas y subjetivas del individuo. Ante la creciente oleada de contagio se imponen nuevos retos a las ciencias, y no solo a la medicina, sino a todas aquellas que desde sus premisas epistémicas, coadyuven a ofrecer sus visiones acerca de este tema. La filosofía de la educación en cuba es la base teórica de los fundamentos, principios, fines y leyes que rigen nuestra política educacional desde el triunfo de la revolución. El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo analizar la incidencia de la filosofía en la educación actual en el contexto de la Covid-19.Alternate :The current social reality has been marked by the ups and downs that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought with it. Its direct impact on all spheres of social life has led us to rethink our ways of doing things, our behaviors, our professional and daily actions and even to give new views to the objective and subjective relationships of the individual. Faced with the growing wave of contagion, new challenges are imposed on the sciences, and not only on medicine, but on all those that, from their epistemic premises, help to offer their visions on this subject. The philosophy of education in Cuba is the theoretical basis of the foundations, principles, purposes and laws that govern our educational policy since the triumph of the revolution. The present work aims to analyze the incidence of philosophy in current education in the context of Covid-19.

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