This is demonstrated by the results of a survey that assessed the impact of fighting the disease on the quality of life of patients and their families.
The consequences of Sars-Cov-2 coronavirus infection not only have a huge impact on people who have overcome the disease in the first person, but also In the whole family.To emphasize the “serious sub-burden” of Covid-19, this is a survey conducted by researchers from Cardiff University and the University of Hertfordshire in the Impact on quality of life People who are closest to or live with people who suffer from the consequences of this disease. The disease is also known as prolonged Covid or post-Covid syndrome. It is characterized by a series of long-term sequelae of the disease, including shortness of breath, fatigue, mental confusion and mental fog. It also impairs physical health and survivors’ psychosocial decisions. Up”Domino effect from patients For everyone closest to him, it affects everything: from people’s worry and frustration to the ability to appreciate family activities, this also has an important impact on the relationship with your partnerPoint out scholars.
Impact on cured relatives
The survey was completed through an online survey. The survey was completed by 735 patients who recovered from the disease, 571 partners, and 164 family members mainly living in Europe (51%) and North America (38%). In most cases, survivors Experience pain and discomfort (81%), Difficulty in performing daily activities (79%), experiencing anxiety and depression (68%), and inconvenience (56%).On the other hand, partners and other family members said Almost always worried (94%), Depression (82%) and sadness (78%). In 83% of cases, this condition has an impact on family activities, 69% on sleep, and 68% on sexual behavior. Two-thirds of households (66%) reported that vacations were affected, and more than half (56%) of households reported an increase in household expenses.
The results have been published in detail in the BMJ Open magazine, indicating that the disease has “The continuing impact on the survivors, It also seriously affects the lives of partners and other family members“ Observe those highlighted in the research”A support system is needed to meet the needs of Covid-19 survivors and their family members experiencing this severe secondary burden“.