International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Psychology | India | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024


Assessment of Emotional Dysregulation and Sleep Quality in Recovered COVID-19 Patients in Haryana

Deepak Malik | Sunil Kumar [64]


Abstract: Introduction: The COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown have created widespread concern, and literatures describe the side effects on mental health and sleep quality. Aim: The aim of the study was to explore emotional dysregulation and sleep quality following COVID-19 recovery in people who attended the psychiatry outpatient department services, Haryana. Methods: It was a cross-sectional study, and patients who had contracted COVID-19 infection and recovered were enrolled (n=74). These were all selected based on the inclusion criteria of COVID-19 infection with hospitalization or non-hospitalization and presence at a post-recovery psychiatry OPD, and were assessed and analyzed descriptively on self-report questionnaires, i. e., Difficulties in Emotional Regulation Scale (DERS) and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Results: The majority of participants (83%) were between the ages of 36 and 55, married (94%) and had completed at least matric (55%). 14% of the patients had a history of chronic illness (types unknown), and 52% were hospitalized due to COVID-19 infection. Results revealed clear disturbance on emotional regulation and sleep quality. A total high mean score (standard deviation) on DERS scale 99.91 (19.94) indicated higher level of emotional dysregulation. Similarly, global PSQI mean score of 10.49 (1.50) also indicated significantly disturb functioning of sleep, as score more than 5 indicate disturbance. Differences in emotional regulation and sleep quality between hospitalized and non-hospitalized were seen. Present findings highlight the importance of extensive assessment of sleep quality and emotional regulation in post COVID-19 recovered patients.


Keywords: COVID-19, emotional dysregulation, sleep quality, post recovery, mental health


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,


Pages: 1438 - 1442


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