مقاله رابطه نگرش های مذهبی با اضطراب ویروس کرونا در مردان سالمند قوچان
Investigating the relationship between religious attitudes
and Corona virus anxiety in elderly men in Quchan city
Afsaneh Valipouran Varanloo
Religious attitudes are among the factors that can play an effective role in reducing and preventing
mental disorders throughout life, including old age. Given that the elderly population is growing, efforts
are needed to address their psychological problems. Some psychologists say that religion helps people to
understand the meaning of life events that are painful and anxious and cause pleasant encouragement and
satisfaction in their psyche and spirit. The results of many studies in different parts of the world have
introduced religion as a supportive force in reducing stress, including anxiety caused by diseases.
Because coronary heart disease virus threatens mental health and has created a very anxious situation.
This disease has caused COVID-19 anxiety syndrome. It is necessary to find ways to treat and prevent it.
Method: This research is in the framework of descriptive correlational studies. The statistical population
of this study is all male elderly in Quchan city and the number of samples in this study is 100 elderly people
who were selected by simple random sampling method to sample the elderly who completed the
questionnaire online. In order to collect data, the Religious Attitude Scale (Sirajzadeh 1378) and the
Corona Virus Anxiety Questionnaire (Alipour 1398) were used. For data analysis there is a statistical
test such as Pearson correlation coefficient and regression test simultaneously. In addition, religious
attitudes have the power to predict the reduction of anxiety about coronavirus disease.
Results: According to the results of this study, Pearson correlation coefficient was 0.40 and the
significance level was 0.05, indicating that religious attitudes have a significant relationship with
coronavirus anxiety, ie the higher the religious attitudes, the greater the mental health and possibly
Reduces anxiety in people.
Conclusion: Religious attitudes and Corona virus anxiety are two related concepts. Among the coping
methods of the elderly, religion has an important role in filling the empty space of life and making it
meaningful. Due to the growing trend of the elderly population, it is necessary to raise the level of
awareness and knowledge of religious attitudes to reduce coronavirus anxiety in the elderly.
Keywords: Male Elderly, Religious Attitudes, Coronavirus Anxiety, COVID-19 Anxiety Syndrome, Anxiety