The Psychological and Social Effects of COVID-19 Outbreak on Persons With Disabilities

Ibrahim El-Zraigat, Mubarak Alshammari

Abstract


The current study aimed to describe the psychological and social effects of COVID-19 Outbreak on persons with disabilities in the State of Kuwait. The study sample consisted of 150 participants. To achieve the goals of the study, the two researchers constructed the study tool which included two dimensions, one for psychological effects and the other for social effects. The validity and reliability of study tool were achieved. The results reported that COVID-19 causes psychological and social effects on persons with disabilities, and these impacts vary according to the type of disability. Also, the vast majority of participants were reported that the virus caused a change in their daily social routine, as well as negatively affected their participating in social activities. In addition, many of the participants were stated fear of spread the virus and stigma if infected. The study recommended the necessity of providing psychological, social and health support to persons with disabilities.


Keywords


Psychological and social effects; Covid-19 outbreak; Persons with disabilities; The state of Kuwait

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/11758

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