Relationship between coronavirus anxiety, resilience, and attitudes toward complementary and alternative treatment among patients admitted
to the COVID-19 Outpatient Clinic

Ahmet Karakoyun 1, Emel Bahadır Yılmaz 2 * , Arzu Yüksel 3
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1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Faculty of Medicine, Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkey
2 Department of Psychiatric Nursing at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Giresun University, Giresun, Turkey
3 Department of Psychiatric Nursing at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkey
* Corresponding Author
J CLIN MED KAZ, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp. 61-66.
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Conceptualization, E. S. B., S. B.; methodology, E. S. B., S. B.; validation, E. S. B., S. B.; formal analysis, E. S. B., S. B.; investigation, E. S. B., S. B.; resources, E. S. B., S. B.; data curation, E. S. B., S. B.; writing – original draft preparation, E. S. B., S. B.; writing – review and editing, E. S. B., S. B.; visualization, E. S. B., S. B.; supervision, – not
applicable; project administration – not applicable; funding acquisition – not applicable. All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript.

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Aim: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the studies showed an increase in complementary and alternative therapy use. This study aimed to determine the relationship between coronavirus anxiety, resilience, and attitudes toward complementary and alternative treatment among patients admitted to the COVID-19 outpatient clinic.
Material and methods: This is a descriptive and relational study. The sample consisted of 364 patients who applied to the pandemic outpatient clinic of a training and research hospital in Turkey. Data were collected using the Coronavirus Anxiety Scale, Brief Resilience Scale, and Scale for Attitudes toward Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The Mann–Whitney U test, the Kruskal–Wallis test, and the Spearman correlation test were used in data analysis.
Results: There was a moderate and negative correlation (r = −0.332) between attitudes toward complementary and alternative medicine and coronavirus anxiety, and a moderate and positive correlation (r = 0.348) between attitudes toward complementary and alternative medicine and resilience (p < 0.01). Additionally, there was a moderate and negative correlation between coronavirus anxiety and resilience (r = −0.667; p < 0.01).
Conclusion: In the COVID-19 pandemic process, it is essential to follow up on patients' complementary and alternative medicine use, inform them, and determine their causes.


Karakoyun A, Bahadır Yılmaz E, Yüksel A. Relationship between coronavirus anxiety, resilience, and attitudes toward complementary and alternative treatment among patients admitted
to the COVID-19 Outpatient Clinic. J CLIN MED KAZ. 2024;21(1):61-6.


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