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Establishing cultural differences dealing with lockdown and the impact of COVID-19 on mental health services, UK

Sidhu, Harleen Kaur

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Harleen Kaur Sidhu



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Abstract

Part One: Systematic Literature Review
The systematic literature review looked at the impact of COVID-19 on mental health services. A literature search using five databases found fifteen papers that met the inclusion criteria. The Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool (MMAT; Hong, 2018) was used to assess the quality of the papers and were analysed using Narrative synthesis. Three main themes were identified: service activity, impact on staff, and impact on clients. The findings revealed that COVID-19 has had both negative and positive impacts on mental health services and likely these are likely to be noticed for years to come.
Part Two: Empirical Paper
The empirical paper investigated if there was a difference in how Collectivist and Individualistic cultures dealt with lockdown in relation to post-traumatic growth, adjustment, and psychological impact. Participants completed an online questionnaire which measured post-traumatic growth, adjustment, and psychological impact. The findings between the two groups were compared using a T-test to establish any significant cultural differences. A multiple regression was conducted if a significant difference was found to establish whether this was due to culture or other factors. The findings suggest that both cultural groups found lockdown equally difficult to adjust to and experienced the same psychological impact. However, those from a Collectivist background experienced more post-traumatic growth in response to lockdown. Clinical implications and future research are discussed.
Part Three: Appendices
Part three consists of the appendices of both the systematic literature review and empirical paper. Epistemological and reflective statement are also included.

Citation

Sidhu, H. K. (2023). Establishing cultural differences dealing with lockdown and the impact of COVID-19 on mental health services, UK. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4425255

Thesis Type Thesis
Deposit Date Oct 25, 2023
Publicly Available Date Dec 15, 2023
Keywords Clinical psychology
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4425255
Additional Information School of Psychology and Social Work
University of Hull
Award Date Sep 27, 2023

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© 2023 Harleen Kaur Sidhu. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of the copyright holder.




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