Assessing the efficacy of home-based rehabilitation in post-COVID patients
Author(s): Naman Mishra*, Shraddha Sawhney
The spread of COVID 19 infection has brought about irregularities in the way of life across the globe. The recovery phase after the infection varies for different individuals based on their body’s immune response as well as the measures of rehabilitation they undergo. The present study aims to assess the efficacy of home-based rehabilitation practices carried out which hasten delayed recovery and ensure early attainment of healthy states. The home-based practices included in the study were meditation, walking, running, home gym workouts. The study was a cross-sectional online survey analyzed through Google form. A total of 67 subjects completed the online survey. The questionnaire measured the different rehabilitative practices carried out by different individuals and their effect on physical and mental health. Of the 67 participants, 41 (61.2%) were males and 26 (38.8%) females. Twenty-six out of sixty-seven individuals practiced meditation and forty-one did not or were unable to practice it. 64.2% of subjects indulged themselves in walking, 22.4% practiced yoga, and 34.3% targeted working out along with walking and yoga and almost 6% did not get involved in any type of activity. The overall benefit of performing rehabilitation and physical activities was a significant positive effect on health by 82.1% and 17.9% of individuals disagreed on the use of physical activity in enhanced recovery. An enormous 85.1% of subjects relied on home-based rehabilitation instead of inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation. Furthermore, 63 (94%) subjects were positive about recommending the modes of relaxation (walking, meditation, and workout) in others affected by Covid 19 and 4 (6%) individuals felt that the recommendation should not be advised.