Assessment of Post – COVID 19 Sequelae: A Retrospective Study
Keywords:Fatigue, Functional limitations, Post COVID functional status, Post COVID symptoms.
Background: COVID–19 is an acute respiratory illness caused by SARS–CoV–2. COVID-19
created a major impact on physical, cognitive, mental health and social status in patients with
SARS–CoV–2. Aim and Objective: To assess the post COVID sequelae in COVID19 recovered
individuals. To assess the functional limitations using post COVID functional status scale after
4weeks of onset of illness. Materials and Methods: Subjects were selected from compiled list of
Triage OP from Chengalpattu Medical College and Hospital. The semi structured questionnaire
enclosed with Socio – demographic details, physical and socio – psychological domains based on
COVID-19 Yorkshire Rehabilitation Screening tool (C19-YRS) were assessed and the impact of
each domain was graded using a Likert scale. Post – COVID 19 functional status scale (PCFS)
to assess functional limitations was also sent through Google form and the details were collected.
Analysis: Collected data was analyzed using Microsoft Excel with descriptive statistics. Result:
1044 individuals participated in the study. On Assessment of post COVID sequelae fatigue was
major symptom reported followed by cough and other neuropsychiatric symptoms. 53.4% of
COVID recovered individuals had functional limitations and 2.4% of these individuals had severe
functional limitations and they require assistance for daily living. Conclusion: Most COVID–19
recovered individuals had persistence of some clinical symptoms. From PCFS it was observed
that 23% individuals had moderate to severe functional limitations, therefore early detection and
rehabilitation measures are recommended.
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