International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 8, Issue 5 (2022)

Assessment of post-COVID syndrome manifestations among COVID-19 patients in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala


Rashmi H Poojara, Sana Fathima Salam, Feba George, Jesnet Sebastian

The study was carried out on post-COVID patients in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala by assessing the Dietary Diversity Score (DDS), comorbidities, and symptoms during and after COVID, fatigue, stress, and insomnia. For six months, a community-centered prospective cohort research was conducted among 250 subjects. The gender profile indicated 42% men and 58% women, the age wise distribution showed that 56% of them were between the age of 18 and 29 years. In 23% of subjects the Dietary Diversity Score was high. The most common comorbidities identified were hypertension (39.2%), diabetes mellitus (36%), obesity (26.6%), and renal disease (24%). The most common COVID symptoms among subjects were dry cough (94%), exhaustion (92.8%), loss of taste or smell (92%), headache (92%), dyspnea (92%), and diarrhea (72.4%). Fever (59.2%), chest pain (55.2%), and skin rashes (48.4%) were the additional symptoms reported. The most prevalent post-COVID symptoms among subjects was joint discomfort (93.2%), followed by weakness (90%), shortness of breath (89.2%), sore throat (86.8%), and lack of appetite (86.4%) respectively. 1.6% subjects reported subthreshold sleeplessness throughout the infection period, 24% of patients indicated they were completely exhausted, and 47.8% of patients indicated slight degree of stress. In the post-COVID period, 49.6% of subjects indicated subthreshold insomnia, 52.4% indicated moderate stress, and 55.2% reported feeling severely stressed. Pearson, Karl Analysis using correlation and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) among variables during long COVID, the coefficients for various parameters for the participants were assessed. Post-COVID is associated with comorbidities and illness severity. There were noticeably more COVID-19 survivors who experienced stress, sleeplessness, and new-onset weariness. Because COVID-19 affects numerous systems and has an effect on health and wellbeing, understanding its long-term effects is just as crucial as addressing its immediate symptoms.
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Rashmi H Poojara, Sana Fathima Salam, Feba George, Jesnet Sebastian. Assessment of post-COVID syndrome manifestations among COVID-19 patients in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 8, Issue 5, 2022, Pages 5-11
International Journal of Medical and Health Research