Associations of health-related quality of life with depression and stigma in MERS-CoV survivors during the recovery period, 2022, Ahn et al

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  1. Andy

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    We explored factors related to health-related quality of life (HRQOL), including psychiatric symptoms and stigma related to Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, among MERS-CoV survivors during the recovery period.

    Sixty-three MERS-COV survivors were recruited from five hospitals for a cohort study, one year after their infection in 2015. The subjects’ demographic information and medical conditions associated with MERS-CoV were recorded. HRQOL was evaluated using the Short Form-8 Health Survey (SF-8). Depression, post-traumatic stress symptoms, chronic fatigue, and perceived stigma were assessed using several questionnaires

    The mean physical component summary (PCS) and mean mental component summary (MCS) of the SF-8 score were below 50 T (43.47 ± 9.60, 45.74 ± 10.18). Depression, chronic fatigue, posttraumatic stress symptoms and stigma were negatively correlated with the SF-8 PCS and MCS. Multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that the PCS was associated with stigma (OR 8.66, 95% CI 1.96–38.23), whereas MCS was associated with depression (OR 26.62, 95% CI 3.56–198.85).

    The estimated HRQOL of MERS-CoV survivors during recovery was poor and appeared to be associated with depression and MERS-related stigma.

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