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

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Jagadesh, Soushieta, Sevalie, Stephen, Fatoma, Richard, Sesay, Foday, Sahr, Foday, Faragher, Brian, Semple, Malcolm G, Fletcher, Tom, Weigel, Ralf ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9034-2634 and Scott, Janet T (2018) 'Disability among Ebola survivors and their close contacts in Sierra Leone: a retrospective case-controlled cohort study'. Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol 66, Issue 1, pp. 131-133.

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Abstract

Ebola survivors [21/27 (77.8%)] suffer more disability than their close contacts [6/54 (11.1%), (aOR 23.52; 95%CI 6.46-85.67; p<0.001)] when measured by Washington Group-Disability Extended Questionnaire. Major limitations in vision, mobility, cognition, and affect were observed in survivors one year following the 2014-6 Ebola outbreak, highlighting the need for long-term rehabilitation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 30 Socioeconomic factors in public health (General)
WB Practice of Medicine > Therapeutics > WB 325 Aftercare
WC Communicable Diseases > WC 20 Research (General)
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. Other Virus Diseases > WC 534 Viral hemorrhagic fevers
WL Nervous System > WL 20 Research (General)
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cix705
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2017 13:10
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2018 14:56
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/7649

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