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|Title:||Quality of life and psychological status in survivors of severe acute respiratory syndrome at 3 months postdischarge||Authors:||Kwek S.-K.
Quality of life
|Issue Date:||2006||Citation:||Kwek S.-K., Chew W.-M., Ong K.-C., Ng A.W.-K., Lee L.S.-U., Kaw G., Leow M.K.-S. (2006). Quality of life and psychological status in survivors of severe acute respiratory syndrome at 3 months postdischarge. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 60 (5) : 513 - 519. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2005.08.020||Abstract:||Background: Little is known about the long-term consequence of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). We carried out an assessment on SARS patients after their recovery from their acute illness. Method: Postal survey comprising Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) questionnaires and anxiety and depression measures was sent to them at 3 months' postdischarge. Results: There was a significant impairment in both the HRQoL and mental functioning. Forty-one percent had scores indicative of a posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); about 30% had likely anxiety and depression. Conclusion: SARS has significant impact on HRQoL and psychological status at 3 months. ? 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.||Source Title:||Journal of Psychosomatic Research||URI:||https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/177454||ISSN:||00223999||DOI:||10.1016/j.jpsychores.2005.08.020|
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