Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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Grants

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


Funding Acknowledgements

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).