The family dynamics of COVID-19 survivors: The perspectives of parents and their children

Nuzul Qur'Aniati, Ilya Krisnana, Dwi Adven Erina Putri, Mutiara Handasari

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Objective: To explore the family dynamics of coronavirus disease-2019 survivors from the perspective of parents and children. Method: The descriptive, qualitative study was conducted from May 27 to December 7, 2021, in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, and comprised parents and children of individuals who survived a coronavirus disease-2019 infection. Data was collected through in-depth interviews. Data was analysed using thematic analysis. Results: Of the 18 subjects, 10(55.5%) were parents and 8(44.5%) were children of the survivors. Among the parents, 4(40%) were aged 30-40 years and 6(60%) were aged >40 years, while among the children, 6(75%) were aged 7-12 years and 2(25%) were aged 12-18 years. The three themes identified were factors shaping family response, response and problem-solving, and requiring care and social support. Conclusion: Coronavirus disease-2019 patients, in addition to medical support need psychosocial support for better health outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S80-S83
JournalJPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023


  • Adaptation
  • COVID-19
  • Health
  • Psychological
  • Psychosocial
  • Social problems


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