Quebec researchers are working on a new study on long COVID to find out the evolution of symptoms and their impact on the lives of patients.
The study, Québec action pour le post-COVID (QAPC), aims to improve the lives of people suffering from the long form of COVID-19 with online resources and strategies to help them recover.
To do this, the authors of this new study are looking for participants 18 years and older who experience symptoms during or after their infection with COVID-19 and which last more than four weeks.
After a questionnaire and an online cognitive test each quarter for 18 months, participants will use a mobile application to describe their symptoms and their level of physical activity on a daily basis.
“Brain fog and difficulty concentrating appear to be common symptoms following COVID-19 infection,” said Lesley Fellows, professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University and neurologist at the Institute-Hospital. neurology of Montreal.
“We need to better understand these cognitive issues, and their connection to overall mental and physical health, to uncover the underlying causes to help people return to normal functioning,” she said.
“The holistic approach taken in this study aims to empower participants to relieve their symptoms in order to improve their activity and quality of life,” added Marie-Josée Brouillette, Associate Professor in the University’s Department of Psychiatry. McGill and researcher in the Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program at the RI-MUHC.