CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.66, no.1, pp.131-133, 2018 (SCI-Expanded)
Article / Editorial Material
CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
disability, Ebola survivors, postinfection disability, Washington Group Disability Questionnaire, EVD convalescence, VIRUS DISEASE, SEQUELAE, UGANDA
Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated:
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.