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 Volume 10, Issue 4 (April 2023), Pages: 1-5


 Original Research Paper

 Resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic in a vulnerable population receiving food assistance


 Rosa Perez-Siguas *, Hernan Matta-Solis, Eduardo Matta-Solis, Lourde Matta-Zamudio


 Research Directory, Universidad María Auxiliadora, Lima, Peru

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Resilience is the ability of people to overcome risky situations that compromise their health and that of their families. Therefore, the objective of this research is to determine resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic in a vulnerable population that receives food assistance. The objective of the research is to determine resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic, in a vulnerable population receiving food assistance. It is a quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional study, with a total population of 366 participants who answered a questionnaire of sociodemographic data and the Connor-Davidson resilience instrument 25. The results show the resilience of the vulnerable population, where 32 (8.7%) have a low resilience, 124 (33.9%) have an average resilience and 210 (60.9%) have a high resilience. In conclusion, activities that foster resilience should be considered, including broad strategies for mental health support during the pandemic in the general population.

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 Keywords: Mental health, Resilience, Vulnerability, Coronavirus, Pandemic

 Article History: Received 11 July 2022, Received in revised form 11 November 2022, Accepted 1 January 2023


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 Conflict of interest: The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.


 Perez-Siguas R, Matta-Solis H, Matta-Solis E, and Matta-Zamudio L (2023). Resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic in a vulnerable population receiving food assistance. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 10(4): 1-5

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