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Nosophobia of Corona, Oropharyngeal Symptoms in Covid Era
Mustafa Shamkhi Abbood, Hakim Fadhil Khudhair, Samah Abbas Hammadi
Published: Feb. 10, 2024 | 27 23
DOI: 10.36347/sasjm.2024.v10i02.006
Pages: 107-111
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Abstract
Background: Nosophobia is the irrational fear of getting sick; this fear can persist even after your healthcare provider has examined you and given you a clean health certificate. Aim of the Study: To evaluate patients with increased fear of disease during a pandemic. Patients and Methods: A non-experimental cross-sectional comparative study with a sample consisting of patients attending our private clinics in Baghdad, Iraq or sending us inquiries through social communication sites that recently opened because of imposing the curfew between 1 March 2020 and 20 April 2020. we selected the patients with cough and sore throat symptoms and compared this group with those with the same symptoms who visited our private clinic in the same period in 2018 and 2019. Results: During this period, symptoms like a cough appear to be 20.9% and sore throat are 15.7% of the total patients who attended our private clinics in 2020 in comparison with 2.8% for cough and 5.6% for sore throat in 2019 and 1.7% for cough and 6.4% for sore throat in 2018. Discussion: After performing a statistical review of patient numbers, we noticed a significant increase in the number of patients with the symptoms of cough and sore throat compared to the same time of year for the years 2019 and 2018 registered in the clinic's personal computer, but there was no significant change in the number between 2018 and 2019.