The Mediating Effect of Social Support – A Study on the Effect of Social Participation on the Recovery of Trauma in COVID-19 Elderly Patients
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- COVID-19; mental health recovery; elderly patients; social participation; social support
The outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic has caused more severe trauma, especially psychological trauma, to the physically and psychologically vulnerable elderly patient population. Even after the elderly patients have recovered from the disease, the psychological trauma continues to have a negative impact on both the physical and mental health of the elderly patients, causing them unable to live as usual. In this study, using the case study approach of qualitative research, we conducted semi-structured interviews with two representative and typical cases of elderly patients to develop in-depth knowledge of the process of mental health recovery after physical healing. The study suggests that for promoting the mental health recovery of elderly patients with COVID-19, it is important to improve the level of social support for elderly patients while encouraging them to actively participate in social activities, so that elderly patients can achieve better self-reconstruction and thus be able to actively cope with the negative social feedback they may face during activities participation and improve the effect of social participation on mental health recovery.
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TY - CONF AU - Xiaoping Feng AU - Kaixin Hu AU - Liyi Chen AU - Zeyi Liu AU - Xiaoli Yao PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/24 TI - The Mediating Effect of Social Support – A Study on the Effect of Social Participation on the Recovery of Trauma in COVID-19 Elderly Patients BT - Proceedings of the 2021 4th International Conference on Humanities Education and Social Sciences (ICHESS 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 755 EP - 762 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211220.130 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211220.130 ID - Feng2021 ER -