Disability among Ebola survivors and their close contacts in Sierra Leone: a retrospective case-controlled cohort study.



Jagadesh, S, Sevalie, S, Fatoma, R, Sesay, F, Sahr, F, Faragher, B, Semple, MG ORCID: 0000-0001-9700-0418, Fletcher, TE, Weigel, R and Scott, JT ORCID: 0000-0001-8030-5223
(2018) Disability among Ebola survivors and their close contacts in Sierra Leone: a retrospective case-controlled cohort study. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 66 (1). 131 - 133.

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Abstract

Ebola survivors (21/27 [77.8%]) suffered more disability than their close contacts (6/54 [11.1%]) (adjusted odds ratio, 23.5 [95% confidence interval, 6.5–85.7]; P < .001) when measured by the Washington Group Disability Extended Questionnaire. Major limitations in vision, mobility, cognition, and affect were observed in survivors 1 year following the 2014–2016 Ebola outbreak, highlighting the need for long-term rehabilitation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: disability, Ebola survivors, postinfection disability, Washington Group Disability Questionnaire, EVD convalescence
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2017 07:56
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2021 07:13
DOI: 10.1093/cid/cix705
Open Access URL: https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cix705
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3008762