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Correlation Between Psychological Resilience and Health Perception in Terms of Some Variables in Pandemic Outbreaks: The Covid-19 Case
  • Fatma Genç,
  • Çagla Yiğitbaş
Fatma Genç

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Background: In the face of this threatening epidemic, the health behaviors of people gain great importance in terms of both minimizing the prevalence and reducing possible life losses. perception of health affects health behavior. Psychological resilience is key in combating a challenging situation that threatens both physical and psychological health. Objective: This study was aimed to examine the correlation between psychological resilience and health perception in terms of some variables in the case of the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out using quantitative and general screening models. In data collection, an Individual Information Form, the Brief Resilience Scale (BRS) and the Perception of Health Scale (PHS) were used. Results: The participants had a mean age of 33.24 ± 10.95, with 35.7% males. Mean scores were 52.68 ± 6.80 for PHS and 20.11 ± 4.24 for BRS. We found that the health perceptions of the participants increased in parallel with their psychological resilience (p<0.05). Conclusion: The participants were found to have moderate levels of health perception and psychological resilience. Their measures against the epidemic and certain socio-demographic characteristics led to differences in their psychological resilience and health perceptions. Knowing the psychological resilience and health perceptions of individuals can improve the quality of treatment and care.