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Quebec researchers are working on a new study on long-term COVID to learn about the evolution of symptoms and their impact on the lives of patients.
The study, Québec action pour le post-COVID (QAPC), aims to improve the lives of those suffering from the long form of COVID-19 with online resources and strategies to help them recover.
To do this, the authors of this new study are looking for participants 18 years of age and older who experience symptoms during or after their COVID-19 infection and that last longer than four weeks.
After an online questionnaire and cognitive test each quarter for 18 months, participants will use a mobile app to describe their symptoms and day-to-day level of physical activity.
< p>“Brain fog and difficulty concentrating appear to be common symptoms following COVID-19 infection,” said Lesley Fellows, a professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University and a neurologist at the Institute. -Montreal Neurological Hospital.
“We need to better understand these cognitive problems, and their connection to overall mental and physical health, in order to detect the underlying causes to help people regain a normal functioning,” she clarified.
“The holistic approach taken in this study aims to empower participants to relieve their symptoms in order to improve their activity and quality of life”, added Marie-Jos ée Brouillette, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and researcher in the Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program at the RI-MUHC.