B3682 - NCS Cohort Project ARQ2 COVID-19 and long COVID - 20/01/2021

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Principal applicant name: 
Ruth Mitchell | University of Bristol (United Kingdom)
Dr Kate Northstone, Dr Jazz Croft, Dr Alex Kwong, Dr Gareth Griffith, Professor Nic Timpson
Title of project: 
NCS Cohort Project, ARQ2, COVID-19 and long COVID
Proposal summary: 

For some people, coronavirus (COVID-19) can cause symptoms that last weeks or months after the infection has gone. This has been called post-COVID-19 syndrome or "long COVID". Common symptoms include fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain or tightness, difficulty sleeping, joint pain, problems with memory and concentration ('brain fog'). Little is known about what causes long COVID and very little about how to treat long COVID. This project aims, in a first instance, to investigate risks and determinants that make an individual more likely to have long COVID, and then to understand the health consequences of long COVID. This is of critical public health importance in helping to treat, prevent and mitigate consequences of long COVID.

Impact of research: 
Findings will contribute to the evidence base of risk factors for long COVID. It will help target prevention measures at the vulnerable groups.
Date proposal received: 
Thursday, 14 January, 2021
Date proposal approved: 
Wednesday, 20 January, 2021
Epidemiology, COVID-19, Statistical methods, COVID-19