21 April 2020

Joined forces in COVID-19 rehabilitation care

or Covid-19 patients who respond successfully to treatment and are able to be discharged from hospital, the road to recovery can still be a lengthy one. Their physical functioning is negatively affected by the illness, combined with an often longer than average hospital stay with very little possibilities of exercise (due to their poor health and/or quarantine measures). COVID-19 can also lead to emotional complaints, including anxiety.  COVID-19 ICU (Intensive Care Unit) survivors often experience a major negative impact on multiple domains; physical, cognitive, mental and/or social functioning are severely limited. Also patients who could stay at home with a milder course of COVID-19 can experience difficulties in resuming daily life.