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Psychiatric Burdens or Stress During Hospitalization and Concerns after Discharge in Patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 Isolated in a Tertiary Care Hospital

12 Pages Posted: 5 May 2020

See all articles by Shinichiro Morioka

Shinichiro Morioka

National Center for Global Health and Medicine - Disease Control and Prevention Center

Sho Saito

National Center for Global Health and Medicine - Disease Control and Prevention Center

Kayoko Hayakawa

National Center for Global Health and Medicine - Disease Control and Prevention Center

Jin Takasaki

National Center for Global Health and Medicine - Division of Respiratory Medicine

Tetsuya Suzuki

National Center for Global Health and Medicine - Disease Control and Prevention Center

Satoshi Kutsuna

National Center for Global Health and Medicine - Disease Control and Prevention Center

Daisuke Katagiri

National Center for Global Health and Medicine - Division of Nephrology

Masaaki Hojo

National Center for Global Health and Medicine - Division of Respiratory Medicine

Norio Ohmagari

National Center for Global Health and Medicine - Disease Control and Prevention Center

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Abstract

Little is known about psychiatric burdens or stress in patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) quarantined in hospitals. We retrospectively conducted a chart review, identified psychiatric burdens or stress during hospitalization and concerns after discharge in inpatients with SARS-CoV-2, and categorized them into four and three categories, and fourteen and seven subcategories, respectively. The most important finding in this study was that some inpatients would isolate themselves after discharge because they were worried about the disease relapsing and transmitting the virus to their family members. Meanwhile, some inpatients had discrimination, prejudice, and suspension and dismissal from work. Awareness of these facts and implementation of necessary measures are needed in order to minimize the risk of long-term social isolation after discharge and potential risk of suicide.

Funding Statement: None.

Declaration of Interests: All authors report no conflicts of interest relevant to this article.

Ethics Approval Statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of the Center Hospital of the National Center for Global Health and Medicine,

Keywords: severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2, quarantine, psychiatric burden, concerns after discharge, suicide

Suggested Citation

Morioka, Shinichiro and Saito, Sho and Hayakawa, Kayoko and Takasaki, Jin and Suzuki, Tetsuya and Kutsuna, Satoshi and Katagiri, Daisuke and Hojo, Masaaki and Ohmagari, Norio, Psychiatric Burdens or Stress During Hospitalization and Concerns after Discharge in Patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 Isolated in a Tertiary Care Hospital (4/13/2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3576931 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3576931

Shinichiro Morioka (Contact Author)

National Center for Global Health and Medicine - Disease Control and Prevention Center ( email )

Tokyo
Japan

Sho Saito

National Center for Global Health and Medicine - Disease Control and Prevention Center

Tokyo
Japan

Kayoko Hayakawa

National Center for Global Health and Medicine - Disease Control and Prevention Center

Tokyo
Japan

Jin Takasaki

National Center for Global Health and Medicine - Division of Respiratory Medicine

Tokyo
Japan

Tetsuya Suzuki

National Center for Global Health and Medicine - Disease Control and Prevention Center

Tokyo
Japan

Satoshi Kutsuna

National Center for Global Health and Medicine - Disease Control and Prevention Center

Tokyo
Japan

Daisuke Katagiri

National Center for Global Health and Medicine - Division of Nephrology

Tokyo
Japan

Masaaki Hojo

National Center for Global Health and Medicine - Division of Respiratory Medicine

Tokyo
Japan

Norio Ohmagari

National Center for Global Health and Medicine - Disease Control and Prevention Center

Tokyo
Japan

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