There is growing recognition that many people experience a prolonged recovery after severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). These persisting, new, or relapsing symptoms have now been referred to as Long COVID.
Principle investigators Dr. Donna Goodridge and Dr. Alyson Kelvin and their team were recently awarded a $49,987 Innovation Grant to explore the long-term effects of COVID-19, specifically, the shortness of breath (dyspnea) that can be associated with those experiencing Long COVID.
A team of researchers and clinicians from VIDO and the University of Saskatchewan have designed an app that provides an opportunity for people suffering Long COVID to report their case and any symptoms they may be experiencing.
It is the hope of the research team that this app will lead to support for people with Long COVID in Saskatchewan and will guide the establishment of interventions that will improve outcomes for people living with Long COVID.