Task-oriented approach enhancing quality of life in patient with post Covid fatigue syndrome-A case study
G Srinivasan PT, NN Bobby PT
Introduction: Countries all across the world are in various stages of the pandemic with many countries now entering the "day after" COVID-19 phase. Rehabilitation might very well be a key strategy to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the health and function of people. Physiotherapists are instrumental in the rehabilitation of patients as they transition from the acute phase to the post-acute phaseObjective: The objectives of this work were to fill the gap in the scientific literature and to evaluate the results of physical therapy treatment – Task oriented Approach on enhancing the quality of life in individuals affected by Post covid fatigue syndrome.Methods: The study was a clinical case study of the patient who is 32 years old man, admitted for covid pneumonia. After discharge patient was put under post covid physiotherapy management for his fatigue syndrome. Intervention was tailored protocol i.e. Task oriented approach for a period of 4 weeks, 3 session per week. The patient was assessed at the baseline using TUG test, 30seconds sit to stand test, RPE (Rate of Perceived Exertion) and reassessed after 4weeks.Results: There was a significance difference in all the outcome measures with mean difference in TUG test, Sit – Stand test and RPE.Conclusion: Post Covid Fatigue Syndrome involves both physical and mental fatigue. Physiotherapy technique like Task Oriented Approach is most effective in reducing medium and long-term fatigue severity in Post Covid Fatigue Syndrome patients.
G Srinivasan PT, NN Bobby PT. Task-oriented approach enhancing quality of life in patient with post Covid fatigue syndrome-A case study. International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 01-02