Impact of social isolation and coping strategies in older adults with mild cognitive impairment during the covid-19 pandemic: A qualitative study

Maryam Farhang, Claudia Miranda-Castillo, Maria Isabel Behrens, Eduardo Castillo, Sandra Mosquera Amar, Graciela Rojas


The COVID-19 pandemic imposed a psychological burden on elderly and particularly individuals with cognitive impairment and dementia. Few studies have investigated the quarantine experiences of older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Objectives The objective of this study was to explore the experiences and feelings of older adults with MCI during the COVID-19 outbreak in Chile and to know what strategies they used to overcome social isolation. Method A qualitative design was used. Ten participants with a diagnosis of MCI took part in this study. All interviews were recorded and coded using thematic analysis. Results The thematic analysis identified three themes related to the quarantine experience of older adults with MCI diagnosis: (1) Effects of social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic (2) Believes, feelings and behaviors about the SARS-CoV-2 virus (3 ..

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Título de la Revista: AGING AND MENTAL HEALTH
Volumen: 26
Número: 7
Editorial: Routledge
Fecha de publicación: 2022
Página de inicio: 1395
Página final: 1416
Notas: WOS Core Collection ISI