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Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. , mfiroozy@ut.ac.ir
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Introduction: Home quarantine to prevent the spread of Covid 19 has a number of psychological consequences, including feelings of loneliness that can have long-term negative consequences. The purpose of this study was to review studies on loneliness caused by Covid-19.
Materials and Methods: This study was a systematic review study. Articles published in 2020 (until August 10) using the keywords of Corona virus, loneliness, social isolation, mental health, Covid-19 and quarantine and by searching on reputable sites Pabmed, Science Direct, Google Scholar, Sage, Proquest Performed in the presentation of coronavirus, Covid-19 and alone. After screening, finally 33 original studies were obtained which were examined in terms of research quality and methodology. Finally, 14 articles were included in the research and analyzed.
Results: At the time of the outbreak of Covid-19, 29.2% of the subjects showed signs of psychiatric disorders and 35.86% of the subjects experienced feelings of loneliness. Longitudinal findings as a safer way to explore feelings of loneliness over time showed that the elderly (over 65), the chronically ill, and those who lived alone before Covid-19 were at higher risk of loneliness. . Risk factors for feeling lonely include low economic status, female gender, younger people, having at least once Covid-19, weaker and older self-perception, low social support, and protective factors including employment, living with a spouse, Self-compassion, spiritual well-being, was a sense of social belonging.
Conclusion: Feeling lonely in quarantine is not a prevalent feeling, and health policymakers need to plan based on the individual characteristics of those at risk. These programs are better designed for the elderly (over 65), young people (under 30) and women to save them from the risk of health problems caused by loneliness.

Author Contribution: All authors were contributed equally in this study.
Conflict of Interest/Funding/Supports: no.
Ethical Considerations: All ethical concerns respected in this study.
Applicable Remarks: To help for prevent loneliless-induced complications during quarantine.   

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Received: 2020/12/6 | Revised: 2021/12/22 | Accepted: 2021/04/4 | ePublished ahead of print: 2021/09/22 | Published: 2021/12/13

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