Project details


Psychological sequelae after discharge in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and their partners

anxiety comorbidity: anxiety, aggression, emotion regulation problems, depression COVID-19

Dr. J.W.K. van den Berg
E. Steenhuis
L. Ellenbroek

Nature of the research:
Prospective, routine testing of patients, data collection, helping setting up a database, analyzing data

Fields of study:
pulmonology psychiatry rehabilitation

Background / introduction
Medium and long term outcome of COVID-19 hospitalisations are yet unknown. Based on previous studies in ICU survivors it can be expected that COVID-19 patients and their partners will experience signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Research question / problem definition
To determine the prevalence of anxiety, depression and PTSD in COVID-19 patients and partners at 3 and 12 months after discharge
All COVID-19 patients and partners will be seen in outpatient clinic at 3 and 12 months after discharge.
Questionnaires will be used to screen for psychological sequela
Mental Health and the Covid-19 Pandemic. N Engl J Med. 2020 Apr 13. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp2008017. [Epub ahead of print]
Johnson CC, Suchyta MR, Darowski ES, et al. Psychological sequelae in family caregivers of critically iII intensive care unit patients. A systematic review. Ann Am Thorac Soc 2019; 16:894–909
Brooks SK, Webster RK, Smith LE, et al. The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidence. Lancet 2020;395:912-920.
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