Quality of Life of People in Quarantine and Isolation Centers
Keywords:COVID-19, Isolation, Quality of life, Quarantine, WHOQOL-BREF
Objective: To assess the quality of life of people in quarantine and isolation centres in the Rawalpindi Cantonment area.
Study Design: Cross-sectional study.
Place and Duration of Study: Isolation Centre of Pak Emirates Military Hospital and Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine Rawalpindi Pakistan and various Quarantine Centres in the Rawalpindi Cantonment area, from Aug 2020 to Mar 2021.
Methodology: A total of 187 individuals were included in the study. All participants were requested to fill out the World Health Organization Quality-of-Life Scale (WHOQOL-BREF) Urdu or English version according to their education level and preference.
Results: There were 108(57.75%) cases who remained in isolation, and 79(42.25%) cases were from quarantine. Quarantined individuals reported significant reduction not only in total score (p<0.001) but also in all four domains, including physical health (p=0.042), psychological health (p<0.001), environmental health (p<0.001), and social health (p<0.001).
Conclusion: It is concluded that the quality of life was low for the people included in the study. Further comparison found that the median quality of life of people in quarantine was statistically lower than in isolation centres.