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Functional Status, Mood State, and Physical Activity Among Women With Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome, 2022, Carter et al

Discussion in 'Long Covid research' started by Andy, Jun 28, 2022.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member

    Hampshire, UK
    Objectives: While organ-specific pathophysiology has been well-described in SARS-CoV-2 infection, less is known about the attendant effects on functional status, mood state and leisure-time physical activity (PA) in post-acute COVID-19 syndrome (PASC).

    Methods: A case-control design was employed to recruit 32 women (n = 17 SARS-CoV-2; n = 15 controls) matched on age (54 ± 12 years) and body mass index (27 ± 6 kg/m2) that did not differ by smoking status or history of cardiopulmonary disease. Participants completed a series of assessments including Profile of Mood States (POMS), Modified Pulmonary Functional Status and Dyspnea Questionnaire (PFSDQ-M), and Godin-Shephard Leisure-Time PA.

    Results: Significant between-group differences were detected for the POMS total mood disturbance with sub-scale analyses revealing elevated tension, confusion, and lower vigor among SARS-CoV-2 participants (all p-values < 0.05). The number of SARS-CoV-2 symptoms (e.g., loss of taste/smell, muscle aches etc.) were associated (r = 0.620, p = 0.008) with confusion. SARS-CoV-2 participants exhibited poorer functional status (p = 0.008) and reduced leisure-time PA (p = 0.004) compared to controls.

    Conclusion: The sequela of persistent SARS-CoV-2 symptoms elicit clear disturbances in functional status, mood state, and leisure-time PA among women with PASC. Ongoing symptom presentation affects recovery time-course and PA participation.

    Open access, https://www.ssph-journal.org/articles/10.3389/ijph.2022.1604589/full
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  2. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

    Is this study really as stupid as it sounds from the abstract?
    People with symptoms for longer recover more slowly and can do less. Surely that's just a statement of the blindingly obvious.

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