A cross-sectional study on quality of life and the functional status in post covid-19 patients
Keywords:COVID-19, Quality of life, Functional limitation, Post COVID, Cross-sectional study
COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV2. Post-COVID syndrome is described as signs or symptoms that develop during an infection or after an infection which continue for more than 12 weeks. The lockdown of COVID-19 had worsened the mental health in both general population and COVID-19 patients. It was reflected in well-being of the people. Hence, a study was carried out to get the better understanding of the health status and limitations in their functions of post COVID-19 patients who were infected within 6 months. AIM: To estimate the quality of life and the functional status in post COVID-19 patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A hospital-based study which was Cross sectional in nature was carried with 100 post COVID-19 patients infected within 6 months, attended between the age group of 18 and 70 of all genders. After obtaining the informed consent, the quality of life of post COVID-19 patients within 6 months was assessed using EQ-5D-5L questionnaire and functional status was assessed using post-COVID-19 functional status scale (PCFS) RESULT: According to EQ-5D-5L scale 43% people affected with Mobility,30% by Self-care, 42% by Usual activities, 65% by Pain/discomfort, 42% by Anxiety/depression. In Post Covid Functional Status Scale - PCFS scale, 65% had limitations in their function ranging from (grade 1 to grade 3).
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