January 9, 2023 (NewsRx) — Written News Reporter – Staff News Editor NewsRx COVID-19 Daily — Researchers detail new data on COVID-19. According to reports from University of Gothenburg A survey by NewsRx journalists found that “Several studies have assessed symptoms in people who have recovered from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), but less is known about long-term general health and disability. We aimed to assess long-term self-reported disability in civil servants, mainly after mild COVID-19, compared with individuals Who A COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result was negative. ”
Funders for this study are: Afa Insurance; a Swedish province based on an agreement between the Swedish government and a county council. University of Gothenburg.
Our news reporter got a quote from a survey from University of Gothenburg: “Public officials in the Vestra Gothaland region were offered tests to identify SARS-CoV-2 infections (n = 56,221) and were invited to complete an online survey that included the World Health Organization disability assessment schedule. I have sent the survey From January 26, 2021 to March 5, 2021A total of 14,222 (25.3%) employees responded, including 10,194 (18%) (women n = 8749, 85.8%). Of these, 7185 (70.5%) participants had negative PCR test results (controls). A total of 1425 (14%) were PCR-positive and classified as subacute (4–12 weeks after COVID-19), and 1584 (15.5%) were PCR-positive and classified as post. COVID-19 phase (> 12 weeks). Fifty-two percent of controls assessed varying degrees of disability compared to 73% and 64% of participants in the subacute and post-COVID-19 stages, respectively. ‘Emotionally affected’ was the most frequently reported disorder in the subacute, post-COVID-19 phase, and control groups. The proportion of participants reporting 20–30 days of difficulty was higher in the subacute phase than in the post-COVID-19 phase (27.9% vs. 21.8%, p < 0.001), and post-COVID in comparisons between participants. -19 phase vs control (21.8% vs 14.2%, p < 0.001). Severe disability was more common in both women (15.8% vs 10.7%) and men (9.8% vs 6.8%) in the post-COVID-19 phase compared to controls.
According to news editors, the study concludes: However, reported disability was reportedly greater during the subacute phase than during the post-COVID-19 phase. The higher levels of disability reported in the COVID-19 patient population may indicate a persistent need for rehabilitation and recovery. In general, women report greater disability than men during the subacute and post-COVID-19 stages. ”
For more information about this study, see: Long-term self-reported health and disability after COVID-19 among civil servants. BMC Public Health2022, 22(1):1-11.BMC Public Health – http://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com).Publisher of BMC Public Health It’s BMC.
A free version of this journal article is available at https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-14820-3.
Our news journalist reports that more information is available by contacting Linda Ashman Kroenström. Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sargrenska Academy, University of GothenburgAdditional authors of this study are: Johanna Klaus, Simon B. LarsonRobert Sigström, Katharina Stibrandt Sunnahagen.
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