RECOVID-20 aims to study the persisting changes in brain and lung function and particularly symptoms relating to memory, attention and mood in 3 and 6 months after COVID-19 infection. We are interested in different mechanisms that can lead to long term effects on health and cognitive abilities as well as psychological well-being and quality of life. The potentially unmet need of services during recovery is also surveyed. The results will help in targeting the existing support services better and in planning new intervention measures.
We are currently recruiting patients who have been treated at the ICU and will compare them to patients who have been on regular wards or at home following COVID-19. The study is a joint collaboration project between researchers from the University of Helsinki and the Hospital district of Helsinki and Uusimaa. In addition, we are collaborating with researchers from Norway and Sweden. The results will increase our understanding of the new coronavirus.
Laura Hokkanen, https://researchportal.helsinki.fi/en/persons/laura-hokkanen
Johanna Hästbacka, https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Johanna_Haestbacka