Fatigue and Its Association With Quality of Life Among Carers of Patients Attending Psychiatric Emergency Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Ji Xiao, Wen Li, Hui Zhu, Ling Zhang, Teris Cheung, Chee H Ng, Yu-Tao Xiang
FRONTIERS IN PSYCHIATRY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2021
Aims: Carers of psychiatric patients often suffered from mental and physical burden during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic due to the lack of mental health services. This study investigated the pattern of fatigue and its association with quality of life (QOL) among the carers of patients attending psychiatric emergency services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, carers of patients attending psychiatric emergency services during the COVID-19 pandemic were consecutively included. Fatigue, insomnia symptoms, depressive symptoms, and QOL were assessed with standardized instruments. Results: A total of 496 participants were included. The prevale..View full abstract
Awarded by National Science and Technology Major Project for investigational new drug
Awarded by Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission
Awarded by University of Macau
The study was supported by the National Science and Technology Major Project for investigational new drug (2018ZX09201-014), the Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission (No. Z181100001518005), and the University of Macau (MYRG2019-00066-FHS).