Journal of the Association of Arab Universities for Research in Higher Education (مجلة اتحاد الجامعات العربية (للبحوث في التعليم العالي
The Psychosocial, economic and Physical impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on Institutionalized Older People in Jordan
This Qualitative study aims to discover and analyze the psychological, economic, social and physical effects of the Corona pandemic on older people, specifically those who reside in nursing homes. The qualitative approach was used, and 16 in-depth interviews were conducted with older women and men in August 2021 using the convenience sample. The study concluded that the corona pandemic has caused the elderly residents of the guest house to experience a variety of problems, including their increased fear of death as a result of the virus spread, as well as their feelings of loneliness, anxiety and mental disorders. The study also shows that a deficit in life functions affects the aged, as seen by a decline in activity and movement. The study also revealed a state of contradiction among the respondents. On the one hand, they affirm that the Corona pandemic terrified them, while on the other hand, they are trying to deal with it as an illusion and not a reality of its existence. The study recommended providing psychosocial support services for the elderly in the home to mitigate the effects produced by this pandemic.
Anabatwi, Manal; Alhajhassan, Shawqi Abdalrahman; Al Wreidat, Tamara Adel; Abu Ghaboush, Reham Ibrahim; AbdAllah, Asma Ibrahim; Olimat, Hmoud Salem; and Alqudah, Talal Abd Alkareem
"The Psychosocial, economic and Physical impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on Institutionalized Older People in Jordan,"
Journal of the Association of Arab Universities for Research in Higher Education (مجلة اتحاد الجامعات العربية (للبحوث في التعليم العالي: Vol. 42:
4, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jaaru_rhe/vol42/iss4/4