Effect of Mental Health Care for Post-Discharge COVID-19 Patients, Paknam Chumphon Hospital


  • Soodruetai Ratanaopas Paknam Chumphon Hospital
  • Penpit Jeerapa Paknam Chumphon Hospital


mental health care, COVID-19 patient


Background and Objective: Symptoms of COVID-19 patients often found after treatment, the occurrence of symptoms was diverse and may vary from person to person, who had to suffer from the disease during the illness, thus affecting the quality of life continuously for a long time. This study aimed to study the effect of mental health care for post-discharge COVID-19 patients, Paknam Chumphon Hospital.

Methods: This research and development. The studied subjects consisted of 250 people with a history of infection with coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19) more than 3 months, using a stratified sampling. Data were collected during June-August 2022, divided into 3 phases: (1) situation analysis and input, (2) the development process, a mental care project for post-discharge COVID-19 patients and (3) the evaluation of the questionnaire including the dyspnea, fatigue, stress, depression and quality of life. Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics.

Results: post-discharge COVID-19 patients with the most symtoms were dyspnea when walking quickly, 50.0%, strenuous exercise 32.0% and walking slower than others 13.6% respectively. Overall fatigue had a moderate level (mean±SD) (3.32±1.61). The most was fatigued. (3.90± 1.84), fatigue interferes with work (3.51±1.88) and exercise causes fatigue (3.44±1.76) respectively. Overall of stress had a low level (1.32±0.88) the most stress 44.4%, moderate stress 40.8% and high stress 13.2%, respectively. Overall of depression had a moderate level (1.82±1.45). The most was anorexia (1.24±0.93), tiredness (1.19±0.88) and insomnia (1.08±0.98) respectively. Overall quality of life had a good level (3.35±0.64). The most was social (3.67±0.85), environment (3.49±0.77), mental (3.32±0.69) respectively.    

Conclusion: Effect of mental health care for post-discharge COVID-19 patients after caring at Paknam Chumphon Hospital was found that overall of dyspnea and fatigue had a moderate level and quality of life had a good level.


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Ratanaopas S, Jeerapa P. Effect of Mental Health Care for Post-Discharge COVID-19 Patients, Paknam Chumphon Hospital. SRIMEDJ [Internet]. 2022 Dec. 22 [cited 2024 Jul. 24];37(6):645-53. Available from: https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/SRIMEDJ/article/view/255828



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