Long-Term Assessment of the Effects of COVID-19 and Isolation Care on Survivor Disability and Anxiety

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Long-Term Assessment of the Effects of COVID-19 and Isolation Care on Survivor Disability and Anxiety

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We conducted an assessment of disability, anxiety, and other life impacts of COVID-19 and isolation care in a unique cohort of individuals. These included both community admissions to a university hospital as well as some of the earliest international aeromedical evacuees.

Date Last Updated (Year-Month-Day)

2021-07-16

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Brett-Major, D. M., D. S. Cates, J. V. Lawler, C. Vokoun, A. L. Hewlett, D. W. Johnson, E. S. Schnaubelt, M. C. Wadman, C. J. Kratochvil, and M. J. Broadhurst. 2021. "Long-Term Assessment of the Effects of COVID-19 and Isolation Care on Survivor Disability and Anxiety." Am J Trop Med Hyg.

Abstract

We conducted an assessment of disability, anxiety, and other life impacts of COVID-19 and isolation care in a unique cohort of individuals. These included both community admissions to a university hospital as well as some of the earliest international aeromedical evacuees. Among an initial 16 COVID-19 survivors that were interviewed 6-12 months following their admission into isolation care, perception of their isolation care experience was related to their reporting of long-term consequences. However, anxiety and disability assessed with standard scores had no relationship with each other. Both capture of the isolation care experience and caution relying on single scoring systems for assessing long-term consequences in survivors are important considerations for on-going and future COVID-19 and other pandemic survivor research.

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Open Access, CC-BY-NC-ND, on journal website.