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Tracking Health Beyond Recovery: A Study on Identifying Post-COVID Syndrome Symptoms

Shreyas S Walvekar, Vaishali R Mohite

Keywords : COVID-19, Persistent symptoms, Post-COVID syndrome, Symptoms persistence after COVID-19

Citation Information : Walvekar SS, Mohite VR. Tracking Health Beyond Recovery: A Study on Identifying Post-COVID Syndrome Symptoms. Indian J Crit Care Med 2024; 28 (2):170-174.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-24641

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-01-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Context: The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound global impact, leaving a lasting legacy in the form of post-COVID syndrome. This condition, experienced after recovering from the virus, manifests in symptoms, such as fatigue, cough, shortness of breath, joint pain, and brain fog, highlighting the virus's lingering influence on the human body. Aim: To Identify post-COVID syndrome symptoms among COVID-19 recovered patients from Karad Taluka. Materials and methods: A study involving 228 COVID-19-recovered individuals from a Karad tertiary care hospital used consecutive sampling. Data were collected via structured questionnaires, focused on post-COVID syndrome symptoms. Statistical analysis used: Frequency and percentage were used to analyze the presence of post-COVID syndrome symptoms. Results: A total of 228 COVID-19-recovered individuals were included in the study, of whom 53% were male and 47% were female. Most of the study subjects had 25 (10.9%) mild, 138 (60.5%) moderate, and 65 (28.5%) severe symptoms. Symptom-wise, the majority of the subjects experienced symptoms: fatigue 116 (50.8% moderate), shortness of breath 135 (58.3% moderate), cough 116 (50.8%), sore throat 115 (50.4% mild), chest pain (57% mild), joint pain 151 (66.2% severe), brain fog 103 (45% severe). Most (43%) experienced symptoms for 12 months, that is, 1 year. Conclusion: The results depict the recovered individuals continue to experience symptoms. The most common symptoms are fatigue, shortness of breath, and cough in varied severity (from mild, moderate, and severe).

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