15 April 2021>: Clinical Research
Persistent Somatic Symptom Burden and Sleep Disturbance in Patients with COVID-19 During Hospitalization and After Discharge: A Prospective Cohort StudyShujie Huang 12ABCDE* , Weitao Zhuang 12ABDEF* , Dongya Wang 34BDF , Lulu Zha 34BD , Xi Xu 34BCD , Xiangdong Li 34BF , Qiuling Shi 5CDE , Xin Shelley Wang 6CDE , Guibin Qiao 17A*
Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e930447
Figure 2 Changes in somatic symptom burden over time in patients with COVID-19. Median scores of for somatic symptom burdens were evaluated using the Somatic Symptom Score (SSS-8) and modified Medical Research Council (mMRC) scales at 4 time points (T1, T2, T3, and T4). The baseline score for each symptom recorded at admission was the highest. A declining trend in the scores was observed throughout hospitalization and quarantine.