The assessment of post-covid-19 Manifestations in recovered patients and The factors associated with high symptom burden

Authors

  • Khadija Begum Department of Medicine, Ad-din Women’s Medical College Hospital, Moghbazar, Dhaka-1217, Bangladesh
  • A H M Khairul Imam Suman Department of Medicine, Ad-din Women’s Medical College Hospital, Moghbazar, Dhaka-1217, Bangladesh
  • Kaniz Rahman Department of dermatology and venerology, Ad-din Women’s Medical College Hospital, Moghbazar, Dhaka- 1217, Bangladesh
  • Mahjabeen Aftab Solaiman Department of Psychiatry, Ad-din Women’s Medical College Hospital, Moghbazar, Dhaka-1217, Bangladesh
  • Saiful Bahar Khan Department of Nephrology, Ad-din Women’s Medical College Hospital, Moghbazar, Dhaka-1217, Bangladesh
  • Fatema Tuj Johora Department of dermatology and venerology, Ad-din Women’s Medical College Hospital, Moghbazar, Dhaka- 1217, Bangladesh
  • Morshad Alam Independent Researcher, Dhaka-1209, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjm.v34i3.68431

Keywords:

COVID-19; Long COVID; Symptoms; Dietary adherence; Chronic disease.

Abstract

Background: Persistent COVID-19 symptoms and post-COVID chronic diseases have received more attention rather than the infection itself. This study’s goal was to evaluate the health status of recovered COVID-19 patients and analyze the factors associated with a high burden of symptoms.

Methods: This was acohort study among hospital-released and recovered COVID-19 patients after three to six months of infection. Data was collected through a structured interview and analyzed by IBM SPSS (version25).

Results: Fatigue (74.2%) followed by anxiety (38.9%) and joints paint (34.7%) were the most common symptoms of post-COVID period. Among participants, 21.34% had low dietary adherence and 17.2% had high adherence. A statistically significant correlation of high symptoms burden with dietary adherence and age was observed. People with low dietary adherence are at risk of high symptom burden and chronic diseases (AOR: 3.56, 95%CI:1.46-8.69). Habit of smoking, Asthma, Hypothyroidism, Ischemic heart disease are significant predictor (P<0.05). Patients those did not required ICU also had a lower risk of burden.

Conclusion: Effective control of post- COVID symptoms is important to confirm a healthy life. Therefore, it is important to maintain good dietary practice, avoid bad habits and control of chronic diseases for a good quality of life.

Bangladesh J Medicine 2023; 34(3): 214-222

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Published

2023-09-03

How to Cite

Begum, K. ., Imam Suman, A. H. M. K. ., Rahman, K., Solaiman, M. A., Khan, S. B., Johora, F. T., & Alam, M. (2023). The assessment of post-covid-19 Manifestations in recovered patients and The factors associated with high symptom burden. Bangladesh Journal of Medicine, 34(3), 214–222. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjm.v34i3.68431

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