Study of the Future of those Recovered from COVID-19 from Treatment centers in Guinea from March 2020 to January 2021
Keywords:Cured, COVID-19, Guinea, stigmatization, psychological, socio-economic perspectives.
SARS-CoV-2 appeared in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. The Guinean Government has taken important measures
since the notification of the first case on March 12, 2020, in particular the follow-up of the recovered. The objective of this
study was to describe the health and socio-economic problems faced by those who recovered from COVID-19 in Guinea.
This was a descriptive cross-sectional study by simple random sampling in the five communes of Conakry and the regions
of Kindia, Labé, and Kankan. Up to 330 COVID-19 survivors responded to the survey, 99% of whom were from the urban
area. The male gender represented 70.3%, and the 19-38 age group was the most represented (61.82%). Pupils, students/
teachers, health personnel, and academics respectively represented 10.91%, 17.58%, and 62.73%. In this study, 70% were
married against 28.18% single, and 8.79% moved after leaving the CTEPI. There is a statically significant link between
stigma and job loss with a p-value of 0.002. Stigma was strongly associated with community residence, change in income,
and post Covid-19 stress (P <0.05). The cured people who live in the communes of Ratoma, Matam, and Matoto are more
in the process of being stigmatized than the others, with respectively 27.6%, 23.4%, and 19.1% (p = 0.001). These results
show the need to support COVID-19 survivors from health, psychological and socio-economic perspectives.
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