In this study of 1,000 adults with symptomatic illness, participants in both the COVID-19–positive and COVID-19–negative groups reported persistently poor physical, mental, or social well-being at 3-month follow-up. Although some individuals had clinically meaningful improvements over time, many reported moderate to severe impairments in well-being 3 months later. These results highlight the importance of including a control group of participants with negative COVID-19 results for comparison when examining the sequelae of COVID-19.
Authors: Lauren E. Wisk, Ph.D., of the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California in Los Angeles, is the corresponding author.
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