Document Type : Original Article


1 Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, A

2 Master of Clinical Psychology, Shiraz University, Iran


BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the living experience of coronary patients
in Shiraz and the peak prevalence of the second stage in summer. This study could further examine
these experiences in broader groups in subsequent studies. Identifying the psychological causes
and effects of this disease with the help of patients involved in some countries has been considered.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The method, which was used in this study, was a qualitative method
and content analysis. Participants in this study were 13 patients with COVID‑19, some of whom
were members of the medical staff. The participants were selected purposefully. The semi‑organized
interview with the participants continued until the theoretical saturation was reached.
RESULTS: After extracting the codes, researchers classify them, and then the results were examined
in more depth and categorized. About 120 extracted codes were classified into seven general
categories; three of them were directly related to psychological issues. The other four of them were
related to the subject of psychological effects and consequences.
CONCLUSION: In general, during the interview process, it was proved that the more severe the
symptoms of the disease, the psychological experiences of confronting the disease because of its
outbreak, and the processes of coping with it were deeper.


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