Quality of life of patients recovered from COVID-19 in Bangladesh

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PLoS One. Oct 13, 2021; 16 (10): e0257421. doi: 10.1371 / journal.pone.0257421. Electronic collection 2021.


Coronavirus-2019 disease (COVID-19) has rapidly surged around the world and has affected people’s physical, mental and social health, disrupting their quality of life. Therefore, we sought to study the quality of life (QoL) of COVID-19 positive patients after their recovery in Bangladesh. This was a study of COVID-19 adults (aged ≥18 years) from eight divisions in Bangladesh diagnosed and confirmed by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) from June 2020 to November 2020. Given a response rate of 60% in a pilot study, a random list of 6400 COVID-19 patients was generated to recruit approximately 3200 patients from eight divisions of Bangladesh and finally a total of 3244 participants could be recruited for this study. The validated Bengali version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life Questionnaire (WHOQOL-BREF) was used to assess quality of life. The data was analyzed by STATA (version 16.1) and R (version 4.0.0). All procedures were carried out after ethical approval and in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki. The mean quality of life scores were highest for the physical domain (68.25 ± 14.45) followed by the social domain (65.10 ± 15.78), psychological (63.28 ± 15.48) and environmental (62.77 ± 13.07). The psychological and physical domain scores for women were significantly lower than for men (p

PMID: 34644332 | DOI: 10.1371 / journal.pone.0257421

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