Understanding and supporting the long-term effects of COVID-19: A report from the Qualitative Long COVID Research Network in the United Kingdom



Fang, Chao ORCID: 0000-0002-7072-6072, Baz, Sarah, Carpentieri, JD and Sheard, Laura
(2023) Understanding and supporting the long-term effects of COVID-19: A report from the Qualitative Long COVID Research Network in the United Kingdom. [Report]

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Abstract

This report provides a timely summary about fast-evolving qualitative inquiries into Long COVID (LC) in the UK. Based on a survey conducted within a national qualitative LC (QLC) research network comprising 14 teams from across the UK, we aim to explore how the novel public health challenge of LC is being examined and supported across various care settings and how it is experienced among different demographic groups. Evident in the survey findings is the diverse research foci, participant sampling and methodological approaches in response to the complex and pervasive challenges presented by LC. Whilst the multifaceted impacts, diversified lived experiences and health inequalities of LC have been increasingly illuminated by the studies included in our survey, we have also identified a range of knowledge gaps for future research to address, for example carer and healthcare professionals’ experiences, regional disparity in LC responses and international comparison. Ultimately, on behalf of our research network, we aim to enhance QLC research by pooling our findings and expertise to produce further collaborative research outputs on this topic.

Item Type: Report
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Law and Social Justice
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2023 08:23
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2023 08:23
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3169177