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2023 Jan 26

BMJ Mil Health

Changing characteristics of post-COVID-19 syndrome: Cross-sectional findings from 458 consultations using the Stanford Hall remote rehabilitation assessment tool.


Houston A, Tovey C, Rogers-Smith K, Thompson K, Ladlow P, Barker-Davies R, Bahadur S, Goodall D, Gough M, Norman J, Phillip R, Turner P, Cranley M, O'Sullivan O
BMJ Mil Health. 2023 Jan 26.
PMID: 36702521.


In the UK, there have been multiple waves of COVID-19, with a five-tier alert system created to describe the transmission rate and appropriate restrictions. While acute mortality decreased, there continued to be a significant morbidity, with individuals suffering from persistent, life-restricting symptoms for months to years afterwards. A remote rehabilitation tool was created at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) Stanford Hall to assess post-COVID-19 symptoms and their impact on the UK military.This study aims to understand changes in post-COVID-19 syndrome between wave 1 and wave 2, identify interactions between alert level and symptoms and investigate any predictive nature of acute symptoms for postacute symptomology in a young, physically active population.