Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Fatigue

Prevalence of Fatigue in Patients Post Covid-19

Shendy W; Madonna Maher Ezzat; Doaa Abdallah ELaidy, MD; Abdelaziz Abdelaziz Elsherif

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 1330-1340

Background: pandemic Covid-19 isn't a simple health-care problem that will go away and never come back. One of the most common symptoms of Post-acute covid-19 is fatigue. Purpose of the study: To determine the prevalence of fatigue in adult people post mild and moderate covid-19 cases and the relation between fatigue post covid-19 and several factors. Material and methods: Eighty-one post covid-19 patients from both genders were recruited from registry records of preventive medicine and surveillance of Ministry of Health and Population in the city of El Minya / Egypt. The study was conducted from 15st September 2020 till 15st December 2020. Demographic data were collected (age, sex, BMI), smoking status, Data about status of covid-19 if they hospitalized or not hospitalized and received treatment. Fatigue post covid-19 was evaluated by using Modified Fatigue Impact Scale (MFIS) and Shortness of breath (dyspnea) by Numerical rating scale of dyspnea. Results: fatigue in adult patients post mild and moderate covid-19 cases after three to five months from their recovery was prevalent 64.2% using the MFIS. There was no significant association between fatigue and age, sex, BMI, smoking, hospitalization and received treatment. The association between NRS and MFIS was moderately positive and significant. (r = 0.39, p = 0.0001). Conclusion: fatigue was prevalent among adult patients post covid-19 with 64.2% using the MFIS. Continuous monitoring and timely intervention prevent long-term symptoms from being chronic.

Sleep Quality, Fatigue And Medication Adherence Among Breast Cancer Survivors At Chennai - A Descriptive Study.

Dr.Shankar Shanmugam Rajendran; Dr. Pradeep Kumar Naik; Mr.Kannan Kasinathan; Mr. Anbalagan Murudan; Mrs.Rizwana Ibrahim; Mrs.Nirmala Asaithambi

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 1424-1439

The cancer survival journey starts for the person at the time of diagnosis and lasts until the end of life, with adverse effects on normal activities. Breast cancer mortality is strongly associated with poor sleep. Fatigation and decreased appetite are the hallmarks of cachexia in terminally ill patients. Inadequate medication adherence may cause alterations in risk-benefit ratios. Aim: To assess the sleep quality , fatigue, and medication adherence among breast cancer survivors and to find their association with the selected demographic variables. Methods: This was a descriptive cross-sectional analysis involving 60 samples of OPD medical oncology using a convenient sampling technique and the study duration was one week. Pittsburgh sleep quality index scale, Perform questionnaire, Medication adherence rating scale were used to assess the patients. RESULTS: The study concluded that 61.67% of the cancer survivors were disordered sleepers, 45.00% of the cancer survivors were having low fatigue score and 71.67% of the breast cancer survivors were having good medication adherence score. There was a strong positive equal correlation between the Sleep Quality Index score and the Fatigue score, which indicates that the quality of sleep raises the fatigue score. CONCLUSION: Clients suffering with breast cancer should be assessed for sleep quality, which directly helps to reduce the fatigue level. Evidence-based practice interventions like Exercises, cognitive behavior therapy, yoga, and aerobic exercises could help the patient to have adequate sleep.

Acute Effect Of Different Sets Of Ballistic Stretching Protocol On Repeated Sprint Performance Among Football Players


European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 5896-5903

This study aimed to compare the effects of different sets of ballistic stretching protocol on repeated sprint ability (RSA) performance among football players. Fourteen male university football players [age (mean ±SD) 23.4 ± 1.3 years, body mass 70.0 ± 4.8 kg, height 171.6 ± 5.8 cm, body mass index (BMI) 23.4 ± 2.1 kg.m-2] underwent 4 sessions in the counterbalance design. All sessions included a general warm-up, followed by a ballistic stretching protocol (one set –DSS1; two sets –DSS2; three sets – DSS3) consists of 5 ballistic exercises (gastrocnemius, gluteus maximus, hamstrings, quadriceps femoris and hip extensions). A standardized specific warm-up was then undertaken followed by 5 x 20-m with interspersed 30-s active recovery. The finding of study shown a values of total time sprint (TST), mean time sprint (MST) and best time sprint (BST) were significant faster for BSS1 compared to BSS2 and BSS3 (P < 0.05). Fatigue index (FI) was significantly lower in BSS1 compared to BSS2 and BSS3 (P < 0.05). Heart rate and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) also were showed significantly lower value for BSS1 compared to BSS2 and BSS3 (P < 0.05). In conclusion, the performed a single set of ballistic stretching may induce a significant improvement in 20-m RSA performanc