Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Clinical instructor, Aster Medcity, Kochi

2 Regional Head Nursing, Kerala cluster, Aster DM Healthcare

10.51757/IJEHS.3.7.2022.252524

Abstract

Background: The Coronavirus Disease-2019 appeared as a severe infectious disease and impacted all ages and sexes, especially older adults with comorbidities. Serious limitations are seen among post COVID recovered patients.

Aims: To assess the prevalence of post COVID-19 functional status of patients and to find association between post COVID-19 functional status and selected demographic variables.

Methods: A quantitative non experimental research approach was used and the research design of this study was descriptive survey design. Data was collected from 190 COVID-19 recovered patients admitted in a quaternary hospital in India who met the inclusion criteria, through an online survey method using mobile app. Institutional scientific and ethical committee approval was obtained prior to the study. The results of the study was analysed using descriptive statistics and chi square.

Result: The percentage of demographic data is identified and the post COVID functional limitation of samples indicated that 58% has negligible functional limitation, 24% has no functional limitation, 16% has slight functional limitation, 1 % has moderate and 1% severe functional limitation. There was an association between PCFS and age, also between PCFS and COVID-19 category.

Conclusion: Functional limitation was found in some COVID-19 survivors after COVID-19 infection. Age, severity of the disease are critical risk factors for the development of post-COVID-19 functional limitation. The findings of the study helps the healthcare professionals to improve their understanding regarding post COVID functional status and render care accordingly to the post COVID recovered patients.

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