Rehabilitation of Patients Post COVID-19
Author(s): Swaroopa Chakole* and Ananya Chaudhary
Coronavirus has emerged as a pandemic that leads to acute phase symptoms followed by a sequalae of events. Patients infected with this virus who are discharged from the hospital should undergo outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation as well as rehabilitation for the psychological symptoms encountered by them. The purpose of pulmonary rehabilitation is to reduce symptoms of shortness of breath, avoid complications, as well as improve cardiopulmonary performance. Infection with the coronavirus illness 2019 (COVID-19) necessitates rehabilitation as many people who have suffered from this disease may be at a risk of long-term impairment and disability. The main concern of researchers studying about the disease is to find the correct time as to when start the rehabilitation programs. Some researchers are of the view that it should be initiated as soon as during the active stage of the disease while others are of the opinion that it should be given the patient becomes COVID negative or has recovered. We undertook a study of the most current papers due to the paucity of English-language recommendations on the rehabilitation of these individuals. In this literature review, we included randomized control trials, proposals, which were conducted using the major research database. Because of the complexities of the disease and fast spread of the SARS coronavirus, which leads to fast occupancy of critical care unit beds, patients with COVID-19 who have moderate indicators of the disease should be discharged as early as feasible. For these reasons, rehabilitation programs for these patients are required to assist them regain bodily, pulmonary features while also reducing depression and sadness, mainly in patients with multiple disease and those who live alone or in remote areas, in order to reclaim a high quality of life.