Loneliness and belonging: Exploring experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic in psycho-oncology

M.P.J. Schellekens, M. van der Lee*

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Abstract

Keypoints
Patients (45.5% of n = 233) and family members (41.5% of n = 41) experience more peace, as lockdown slowed down the pace of life.
Some patients described feeling part of society again as everyone is advised to stay home.
Patients worry about getting infected (50.5%) and needing treatment on the intensive care unit (58%).
Family members mainly worry about infecting the patient (65.9%).
Patients (36.3%) and their family (41.4%) feel lonelier because of lockdown regulations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1399-1401
JournalPsycho-Oncology
Volume29
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • CANCER-PATIENTS
  • COVID-19
  • PREVALENCE
  • Psycho-Oncology
  • anxiety
  • belonging
  • cancer
  • loneliness
  • oncology
  • qualitative research
  • survey

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