"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"
2022, Vol. 9, Issue 3, Part B
Assessing level of fatigue after exposure of individual with Covid-19 virus: An observational studyAuthor(s):
Anand Jagdishchandra PatelAbstract: Background:
COVID-19 is a truly multisystem disease, with common extra-respiratory complications affecting the cardiac (arrhythmias and myocardial injury), renal (acute kidney injury), gastrointestinal, nervous (neuropathy, encephalopathy), endocrine and musculoskeletal (weakness, pain, and fatigue) systems. Fatigue is a common symptom in those presenting with symptomatic COVID-19 infection. However, it is unknown if COVID-19 results in persistent fatigue in those recovered from acute infection. This study highlights the importance of assessing those recovering from COVID-19 for symptoms of severe fatigue, irrespective of severity of initial illness, and may identify a group worthy of further study and early intervention.
Purpose of study: There is currently very limited information on the nature and prevalence of post‐COVID‐19 symptoms after hospital discharge.
Methodology: Patient exposed with covid-19 virus were followed up and they were assessed for severity of fatigue by using Chalder fatigue scale. Online google forms were sent to participants. Participants who were unable to understand the scale were followed up by telephone screening method.
Result: Fatigue was present in 76% patients who was suffered from covid-19 with standard deviation of 19.558 ± 4.69.
Conclusion: COVID-19 is a new illness, with symptoms post COVID-19, yet to be researched. Prevalence of fatigue is high in post COVID patients. DOI: 10.22271/kheljournal.2022.v9.i3b.2515Pages: 86-88 | 37 Views 5 DownloadsDownload Full Article: