Fatigue in individuals infected with SARS-Cov-2 [COVID-19]

  • Research type

    Research Study

  • Full title

    Identifying incidence and nature of Fatigue in Individuals infected with COVID-19 (SARS-Cov-2) in the United Kingdom



  • Contact name

    Adine Adonis

  • Contact email


  • Sponsor organisation

    Imperial College London

  • Duration of Study in the UK

    1 years, 0 months, 0 days

  • Research summary

    SARS-Cov-2 causes COVID-19 and fatigue is one of the many symptoms that people who have been infected by SARS-Cov-2 complain of. Fatigue is a significant long term problem for people who contracted COVID-19. Fatigue may impact quality of life and the ability to do things in everyday life. Fatigue varies between patients and depends on what causes it. We need more information to understand how many people who have had COVID-19 suffer fatigue. We are also interested in the specific effects fatigue may have on areas of their life, such as their thinking, emotions and ability to do everyday activities in both the short term and longer term. This will help us identify ways to help those who suffer from fatigue. In addition we want to understand the Health Care Practitioners experiences of rehabilitation interventions, outcomes and physical attributes of patients who have had COVID-19. The multi-dimensional approach will allow us to better identify and define rehabilitation and unmet needs including potential strategies and targets for personalised treatment of fatigue. This early detection and prediction is important in reducing the impact of fatigue on quality of life and minimising long-term problems.

  • REC name

    London - Bromley Research Ethics Committee

  • REC reference


  • Date of REC Opinion

    14 Sep 2020

  • REC opinion

    Further Information Favourable Opinion

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