Qualidade de Vida Relacionada à Saúde e Desfechos em Longo Prazo após COVID-19 Sintomática Leve: Protocolo do Estudo Pós-COVID Brasil 2 Journal Articles uri icon

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  • BACKGROUND: The long-term effects of mild COVID-19 on physical, cognitive, and mental health are not yet well understood. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this paper is to describe the protocol for the ongoing "Post-COVID Brazil" study 2, which aims to evaluate the factors associated with health-related quality of life and long-term cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular outcomes one year after a mild episode of symptomatic COVID-19. METHODS: The "Post-COVID Brazil" study 2 is a prospective multicenter study that plans to enroll 1047 patients (NCT05197647). Centralized, structured telephone interviews are conducted at 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months after COVID-19 diagnosis. The primary outcome is the health-related quality-of-life utility score, assessed using the EuroQol-5D-3L (EQ-5D-3L) questionnaire at 12 months. Secondary endpoints include the EQ-5D-3L at 3, 6, and 9 months, as well as all-cause mortality, major cardiovascular events, hospitalization, return to work or education, persistent symptoms, new disabilities in instrumental activities of daily living, cognitive impairment, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress symptoms at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months after SARS-CoV-2 infection. A p-value < 0.05 will be considered statistically significant for all analyses. RESULTS: The primary endpoint will be presented as the overall frequency of the EQ-5D-3L domains 12 months after SARS-CoV-2 infection. Main analysis will explore the association of independent variables with the study outcomes. CONCLUSION: The "Post-COVID Brazil" study 2 aims to clarify the impact of long COVID on the quality of life and cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular outcomes of Brazilian patients who have had mild COVID-19.


  • Rover, Marciane Maria
  • Trott, Geraldine
  • Scolari, Fernando Luís
  • Silva, Mariana Motta Dias da
  • Souza, Denise de
  • Santos, Rosa da Rosa Minho dos
  • Dagnino, Ana Paula Aquistapase
  • Mesquita, Juliana de
  • Estivalete, Gabriel Pozza
  • Kozesinski-Nakatani, Amanda Christina
  • Marcolino, Milena Soriano
  • Barreto, Bruna Brandão
  • Schvartzman, Paulo Roberto
  • Antonio, Ana Carolina Peçanha
  • Robinson, Caroline Cabral
  • Falavigna, Maicon
  • Biolo, Andreia
  • Polanczyk, Carisi Anne
  • Rosa, Regis Goulart

publication date

  • September 28, 2023