Lived In Experiences Of Covid-19 Victims In Selected Community Area In Chennai.
COVID-19, more popularly known as novel corona virus, is associated with the respiratory disorder in humans which has been declared as a global epidemic and pandemic in the first quarter of the year 2020 by the world health organization. During the COVID-19 pandemic, young people's education and social networks were severely disrupted. The inquiry on the experiences of the victims will help the health sector to change the strategies of care during such public health emergency. The lockdown and subsequent school closures established a new life routine for adolescents, centred on spending time with family and temporarily interrupting face-to-face peer relationships. In this regard, similar to others, significant autobiographical events. To explore the lived in experiences of the COVID-19 victims. Qualitative approach, with phenomenological research design, was used among 15 COVID 19 victims selected using a non probability convenient sampling technique. A one – one indepth interview was conducted using a semi structured questionnaire with 7 themes. Participants who were affected with severe symptoms for 2-3 days had variant psychological experiences like fear of spread, guilt, scared, anxious. Presence of respiratory and psychological symptoms decreased the sleep. Role change had been identified in the family support. Economic needs were manageable with their savings and monthly salary. Practicing spiritual values were the background for the recovery of the victims. The study has brought the perception of approaching the disease with positive attitude for speedy recovery.