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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10-14

General rehabilitation for the Post-COVID-19 condition: A narrative review

1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
2 Inpatient Care Department, Siloam Hospitals Semarang, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia

Correspondence Address:
Mrs. Dian Marta Sari
Eyckman 38, Bandung, West Java 40161
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/atm.atm_286_22

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COVID-19 significantly impacts the acute phase or the period after being infected by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2. Studies have shown it has affected multiorgan and needs continuous care by a multidisciplinary team. Nowadays, guidance is required to assist the recovery process of survivors who reported at least one symptom as a residual effect. This study aims to describe the rehabilitation management of post-COVID-19 conditions. As the number of survivors seems to be increasing, it is expected that COVID-19 survivors will recover through a holistic approach by all physicians. Comprehensive rehabilitation for long COVID or COVID-19-related illnesses includes exercising, nutrition, education, managing voice, breathlessness, neurocognitive problems, mental health, feeding problems, and daily activities. Specific recommendations have already been published to support rehabilitation for survivors in every targeted organ. Supportive care, especially rehabilitation programs, is recently an urgent knowledge in this pandemic.

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