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2021 Jun 04

Ann Intensive Care



Short-term health-related quality of life, physical function and psychological consequences of severe COVID-19.


Carenzo L, Protti A, Dalla Corte F, Aceto R, Iapichino G, Milani A, Santini A, Chiurazzi C, Ferrari M, Heffler E, Angelini C, Aghemo A, Ciccarelli M, Chiti A, Iwashyna TJ, Herridge MS, Cecconi M
Ann Intensive Care. 2021 Jun 04; 11(1):91.
PMID: 34089104.


Survivors of severe COVID-19 are at risk of impaired health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and persistent physical and psychological disability after ICU and hospital discharge. The subsequent social burden is a major concern. We aimed to assess the short-term HRQoL, physical function and prevalence of post-traumatic stress symptoms of invasively mechanically ventilated COVID-19 patients treated in our ICU.