COVID-19 Pandemic and its Effects on Mental Health: Challenges of Senior Citizens in Nepal

Authors

  • Milan Acharya Sanothimi Campus, T.U., Bhaktapur
  • Minraj Adhikari Mahendra Ratna Campus, T.U., Tahachal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/ire.v8i1.56727

Keywords:

COVID-19 pandemic, mental health, senior citizens

Abstract

This study explores the mental health problems of senior citizens (above 60 years) due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Kirtipur municipality. A qualitative research design with purposive sampling was used to choose the senior citizens and the study area. Data were taken from ten in-depth interviews and ten observations. Data were analyzed through thematic and verbatim methods. It is found that senior citizens had mental tension such as losing self-confidence, anxiety, forgetfulness, and loss of interest in work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on this study, it is recommended that the Kirtipur municipality must identify the causes of the mental problems of senior citizens and support them to minimize the effects.

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Published

2023-08-08

How to Cite

Acharya, M., & Adhikari, M. (2023). COVID-19 Pandemic and its Effects on Mental Health: Challenges of Senior Citizens in Nepal . Interdisciplinary Research in Education, 8(1), 59–72. https://doi.org/10.3126/ire.v8i1.56727

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