Identifying various coping strategies of symptomatic Covid-19 survivors in the city of Dasmarinas Cavite

Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


COVID-19 survivors, coping strategies, symptomatic


COVID-19 emerged as a threat to everyone; nevertheless, while the pandemic affected people from all areas of life, each individual interprets the risk differently. Methods for reducing pandemic risk can only be effective if individuals and communities respond favorably to them. To do so, it is necessary to comprehend how different groups of individuals perceive and react to danger. COVID-19 symptomatic survivors had more risk perceptions and coping techniques. The public's willingness to embrace health interventions and take preventative precautions. The purpose of this research is to better understand the varied coping mechanisms of symptomatic COVID-19 survivors in Dasmariñas, Cavite. Dasmariñas, Cavite is selected as a case study area and an online survey was done. A sample of 86 respondents was collected and answered a modified questionnaire with a total of 20 questions divided into three domains: problem-oriented, emotionaloriented, and action-oriented. Statistical tests were conducted to determine which coping techniques were more often adopted among symptomatic COVID-19 survivors. According to the findings, the most effective problemsolving strategies include remaining at home to feel protected and seeking assistance from specialists and in terms of emotion-oriented, the most utilized type of coping mechanisms are staying at home to feel safe and turning in their work or other activities to distract themselves, thinking it will emerge over time, and having nothing more to do but wait, coping by eating, smoking, or taking medication, and refraining from things that can trigger bad mood, and lastly which garnered most utilization out of the three domains which is action-oriented, symptomatic COVID-19 survivors constantly utilize washing hands more often, avoiding going out unnecessarily, avoiding public spaces and transportation, bought disinfectants more than usual, and bought protective equipment more than usual. These findings suggest that while designing effective communication and risk reduction approaches to effectively manage current and potential future pandemic emergencies, various components such as problem, emotion, and action must be considered.

First Advisor

Edison Vincent A. Olegario

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