Vol. 16 nº 1 - Jan/Feb/Mar de 2022
Original Article Páginas: 121 a 126

Influence of COVID-19 quarantine on the health of adults with mild cognitive impairment

Authors Laura Natalia Calceto Garavito1; Jasmín Bonilla Santos1; Alfredis González Hernández2; Dorian Yisela Cala-Martínez1; Duván Fernando Gómez Morales2


keywords: COVID-19; Quarantine; Cognitive Dysfunction; Personal Satisfaction; Depression; Affect.

COVID-19 is an infectious disease declared by the World Health Organization as a public health emergency of international concern.
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article was to determine the physical, psychological, and social health conditions and mood of COVID-19 quarantine in adults with mild cognitive impairment.
METHODS: The sample consisted of 129 participants, most of them were healthy, but some have mild cognitive impairment. The data were collected with a questionnaire and the Yesavage Geriatric Depression Scale applied through phone calls from April to June 2020.
RESULTS: Statistically significant differences were found in the changes in sleep habits of the healthy participants (p=0.018). Intragroup comparisons of the Yesavage Geriatric Depression Scale in healthy participants were significant (p=0.010) and at the intergroup level before and after quarantine showed significant differences in pretest scores (p=0.003).
CONCLUSIONS: Social isolation had a negative psychological effect on sleep habits, depressed mood, and physical health, mainly in healthy participants.


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