A study of the consequences of long COVID patients in Buriram Province

Authors

  • Thongsa ฺButngam Buriram Rajabhat University
  • Jarumas Sangsavang Buriram Rajabhat University
  • Khemeka Ar-rom Buriram Rajabhat University
  • Sathaput Noptalung Buriram Rajabhat University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14456/dcj.2023.61

Keywords:

long COVID, symptoms, impacts, Buriram Province

Abstract

The purposes of this research were to study the lifestyles of long COVID patients before and after infection with COVID-19, to identify symptoms or complications after infection with COVID-19, to measure the level of impacts of symptoms or complications after infection with COVID-19, and to compare the proportion of occurrence of symptoms or complications after infection with COVID-19 based on basic data of Long COVID patients in Buriram Province. Research participants, were 400 people who had been infected with COVID-19, obtained through the snowball sampling method. The research tool was a questionnaire. Statistics used for data analysis included frequency, percentage, and chi-square test. Research findings showed that the most respondents lifestyles before and after infection with COVID-19 were not different. The first most common symptoms or complications suffered after the infection were fatigue, chronic cough, insomnia, dizziness, muscle weakness with body and joint pain, respectively. The level of impacts that those symptoms had on the body or lifestyle was relatively low. When comparing the proportion of occurrence of the symptoms or complications after infection with COVID-19, it was found that differences in personal factors resulted in significantly different levels of impacts of symptoms both in terms of physical health and living (p<0.05).

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2023-12-29

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ฺButngam T, Sangsavang J, Ar-rom K, Noptalung S. A study of the consequences of long COVID patients in Buriram Province. Dis Control J [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 29 [cited 2024 Apr. 15];49(4):742-55. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/DCJ/article/view/260406

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