Ninety days post-hospitalization evaluation of residual COVID-19 symptoms through a phone call check list

Pan Afr Med J. 2020 Dec 1;37:289. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2020.37.289.27110. eCollection 2020.


An observational and descriptive study including patients discharged for COVID-19 was carried out by the COVID-19 Working Group of the Hospital Clínico San Carlos (HCSC). We aimed to identify the main symptoms after 90 days of hospital discharged. A structured interview was conducted, through a "checklist" that included symptoms within the 90 days post-discharge. A total of 134 patients were enrolled. The most frequently referred symptoms were asthenia, dyspnea and weight loss. Anxiety was the most frequent psychological symptom found through the GAD-7 scale.

Keywords: COVID-19; discharge; symptoms.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aftercare / methods*
  • Aged
  • Anxiety / epidemiology
  • Anxiety / etiology
  • Asthenia / epidemiology
  • Asthenia / etiology
  • COVID-19 / complications*
  • Checklist*
  • Dyspnea / epidemiology
  • Dyspnea / etiology
  • Female
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Discharge*
  • Telephone
  • Weight Loss / physiology