Risk factors for fatigue and impaired function eight months after hospital admission with COVID-19

CONCLUSIONS: Female sex was associated with a higher risk of fatigue eight months after hospitalisation with COVID-19 infection. Regarding loss of functional capacity after COVID-19, we found an apparently protective effect of pre-COVID-19 lung disease. Our findings underscore the urgent need for further research and the importance of evaluating those recovering from COVID-19 for symptoms of excessive fatigue and change in functional capacity irrespective of the severity of the initial infection.FUNDING: none.TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant.PMID:35319451
Source: Danish Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research