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Managing perceived distress to COVID-19 infection on post-COVID-19 condition
Early Intervention in Psychiatry ; 17(Supplement 1):317, 2023.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-20233973
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COVID-19 leaves diverse sequalae beyond the acute illness, referred to as 'long COVID'. However, the aetiology, characteristics and risk factors of Long-COVID is still lacking. COVID-19 patients experience various stressful events and suffer emotional distress which causes post-traumatic stress disorders. This study aimed to investigate association between of perceived distress to COVID-19 infection and long COVID. Method(s) Data from 56 patients who visited the psychiatric department of our post-COVID clinic between March and June 2022 were analysed. All patients completed a subjective symptom checklist [32 symptoms in eight categories], selected cognitive function tests [digit span test, trail making test (TMT), and Stroop word colour interference test], and validated neuropsychological scales [Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HAS and HDS), Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) and Impact of event scale-revised (IES-R)]. We classified patients into two groups, 'High distress group'(N = 37) and 'Low distress group (N = 19) through IES-R score (cut-off = 25). The frequency and severity of long COVID-symptoms between the two groups were compared with Mann-whitney and chi-square test. Result(s) The average age of the patients was 53.34 years, and 70.53 days had passed from the SARS-CoV-2 confirmation using RTPCR. 'High distress group' showed higher HAS (284 vs. 455, p = .01), HDS (197 vs. 387, p = .032), and PSQI (238 vs. 428, p = .05) scores and suffered shortness of breath, palpitation, tingling, subjective memory deficit more frequently. Regarding neurocognitive functioning, there was no difference between two groups. Conclusion(s) Managing perceived distress due to COVID-19 could alleviate the long-covid sequalae especially in neuropsychiatric area.
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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: EMBASE Type of study: Etiology study / Experimental Studies / Prognostic study / Randomized controlled trials Topics: Long Covid Language: English Journal: Early Intervention in Psychiatry Year: 2023 Document Type: Article

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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: EMBASE Type of study: Etiology study / Experimental Studies / Prognostic study / Randomized controlled trials Topics: Long Covid Language: English Journal: Early Intervention in Psychiatry Year: 2023 Document Type: Article