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Assessment of Quality of Life and Respiratory Functional Capacity in Individuals Recovered from COVID-19
Cristianne Confessor Castilho Lopes1*, Daniela dos Santos2, Gizele Locatelli2, Tulio Gamio Dias3, Ana Paula de Oliveira Barbosa4, Eduardo Barbosa Lopes2, Lucas Castilho Lopes5, Vanessa da Silva Barros2, Paulo Sergio Silva6, Fábio Herget Pitanga2, Liamara Basso Dala Costa2, Youssef Elias Ammar7
1University of Joinville Region, Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil
2Alto Vale do Rio do Peixe University, Caçadorm, Santa Catarina, Brazil
3USP School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
4University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
5Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
6UniSociesc, Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil
7University of Southern Santa Catarina/Tubarão, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Corresponding Author: Cristianne Confessor Castilho Lopes ORCID iD
Address: University of Joinville Region, Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Received date: 30 March 2022; Accepted date: 25 April 2022; Published date: 02 May 2022
Citation: Lopes CCC, dos Santos D, Locatelli G, Dias TG, Barbosa APO, Lopes EB, Lopes LC, Barros VS, Silva PS, Pitanga FH, Costa LBD, Ammar YE. Assessment of Quality of Life and Respiratory Functional Capacity in Individuals Recovered from COVID 19. Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2022 May 02;5(2):59-62.
Copyright © 2022 Lopes CCC, dos Santos D, Locatelli G, Dias TG, Barbosa APO, Lopes EB, Lopes LC, Barros VS, Silva PS, Pitanga FH, Costa LBD, Ammar YE. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Covid-19, Respiratory System, Quality of Life
Covid-19 is an infectious disease that causes inflammation in the respiratory system, is contagious and spreads rapidly. The sequelae caused after infection and treatment of Covid-19 are not fully known. The study aims to evaluate the quality of life and respiratory capacity of individuals who have been contaminated by the Covid-19 virus. This study is characterized as descriptive, with a cross-sectional design and a quantitative-qualitative approach. The sample consisted of 54 participants, of both sexes, diagnosed with Covid-19, who were hospitalized or not. Data collection was carried out through a mixed online questionnaire, developed on the Google Docs® platform. The results pointed to a worse quality of life in the domains Limitations due to physical aspects, Pain, Vitality, Limitations due to emotional aspects and a better quality of life for the domains Functional Capacity, General State of Health and Mental Health. And a worse quality of life assessed from the respiratory disease. It is concluded that the quality of life was affected and impaired after being affected by Covid-19 and that Physiotherapy helps to improve the sequelae and resumption of day-to-day activities, generating a good recovery.