Aim: Assess the perception of pharmacy users about the impact of COVID-19 on their health at the end of confinement and compare the results with those obtained at the beginning.
Material and methods: Randomized cross-sectional observational study, in pharmacies in Pontevedra and Ourense, from 10 to 25 June 2020.
Subjects: 18 years of age who come on demand for medicines and/or protective material.
Procedure: the user completed an anonymous questionnaire, depositing it in a daily disinfected tray.
Results: 839 surveys. 492 (58,6%) women, an average age of 54.6 (DE-17.4) years. 144 (17,2%) they live alone.
771 (91,9%) COVID-19 is more dangerous than influenza, 233 (27.7%) they don’t know how to be in some risk group. 137 (16,4%) say they feel bad/very bad with isolation. Most affected aspects: family 429 (51.1%) emotionally 377 (44.9%). Affecting physical aspects 210 (25.0%) 183 (21.8%) significantly improved in the final phase.
In 2020/21 they plan to be vaccinated with influenza 376 (44.4%), in 2019/20 they did so 243 (34.4%). coVID-19 will be vaccinated when there is a vaccine. Those who will be vaccinated increase even if 511(60.9%)/280 (39.7%) is not funded.
Conclusions: The perception of the danger of COVID-19 and the impact on its health has not changed significantly. The aspects of well-being that are most affected remain familiar and emotional. Increases the number of those who felt bad/very bad with confinement and that of adults affected by loneliness. It increases the intention to get vaccinated from SARS-CoV-2, even if it is not funded.