Type of Article:  Case Series

Volume 9; Issue 3 (June 2021)

Page No.: 3817-3824

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2021.132

Functional Status of Acute Covid-19 Patients Receiving Physiotherapy, At Discharge: A Case Series

Shivam N. Chopra *1, Jyotsna A. Thosar 2, Jaimala V. Shetye 3.

1 Post-Graduate Student (MPTH), Seth G.S. Medical College & KEM Hospital, India.

2 Assistant Professor,  Seth G.S. Medical College & KEM Hospital, India.

3 Associate Professor,  Seth G.S. Medical College & KEM Hospital, India.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Shivam N. Chopra (PT), Post-Graduate Student (MPTH), Seth G.S. Medical College & KEM Hospital, India. E-Mail: chopra.shivam96@gmail.com


COVID-19 affection is known to show multi-system involvement. As impairments are expected to be seen in various systems of the body, outcomes related to the function of different systems should be considered while evaluating a patient. This case series of 5 patients brings out the functional status of acute covid-19 patients admitted to the hospital. The evaluation involves outcomes related to Musculo-skeletal (30 second sit to stand test) pulmonary function (single breath hold & breath holding time) and functional capacity (6-minute walk test), which were practical in COVID-19 scenario, in view of maintaining restricted contact with the patient. The evaluation is also done at the time of discharge from the hospital to evaluate the need for post-acute-covid rehabilitation.

KEY WORDS: COVID-19, impairments, Musculo-skeletal, pulmonary function.


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Cite this article: Shivam N. Chopra, Jyotsna A. Thosar, Jaimala V. Shetye.  Functional Status of Acute Covid-19 Patients Receiving Physiotherapy, At Discharge: A Case Series. Int J Physiother Res 2021;9(3):3854-3861. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2021.132