The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Quality of Life and Psychological Outcomes Associated Home Quarantine: A Narrative StudyAuthor(s): Maryam Bastami, Hamidreza Monibi, Elahe Shahamati and Ali Yazdanpanah*
Background and Aim: One of the important negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is the psychological effects and their effects on the quality of life of people in the community. The present study aimed to evaluate the COVID-19 pandemic on quality of life and determine the psychological consequences, based on previous studies and as a review study.
Materials and Methods: To conduct this study, all studies related to the topic under discussion during 2000-2021 by systematic search in internationally available databases, including Web of Science, Science Direct, Scopus, PubMed, and Google Scholar, were checked out. Finally, 41 completely relevant studies were selected to investigate the main objective.
Results: The results showed that pandemic COVID-19 causes anxiety, fear, depression, emotional changes, insomnia, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with a high prevalence in the community. In addition, this pandemic significantly affects the quality of life of people compared to the pre-pandemic period.
Conclusion: Based on the study results, it can be concluded that in the COVID-19 pandemic period, it is necessary to identify people prone to psychological disorders at different levels of society whose mental health may be endangered. By providing appropriate psychological strategies and techniques, mental health can be maintained. In addition, health promotion and prevention strategies should be implemented to maintain the mental health of children and adolescents, improve the quality of life, and reduce the burden of COVID-19, especially for children who are most at risk.