Cochrane COVID-19 Study Register
Study record
NCT05133622First Published: 2021 Nov 24Updated Date: 2021 Nov 24

Muscle Strength, Muscle Endurance, Flexibility and Balance in Young Healthy Adults After COVID-19 Infection

  1. Study Type
  2. Interventional
  1. Study Aim
  2. Other
  1. Study Design
  2. Parallel/Crossover
  1. Intervention Assignment
  2. Non-randomised
Reference record

Physical Fitness in Young Healthy Adults After COVID-19 Infection

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Purpose: The aim of this study is to evaluate muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, and balance in individuals after mild COVID-19 infection and compare them with healthy individuals. Methods: A total of 118 individuals, 59 individuals between the ages of 18-30 who had COVID-19 (not vaccinated) and 59 individuals who did not, will be included in the study. Lower and upper extremity muscle strength, flexibility, and static and dynamic balances of the individuals will be evaluated and compared with the control group. The descriptive characteristics of the individuals will be recorded. The physical activity level of the individuals will be determined by the Short Form of International Physical Activity Questionnaire. The strength of knee extension and elbow flexion will be evaluated with a dynamometer, and functional trunk strength will be evaluated with sit-ups and push-ups tests. Lateral bridge test, modified Biering-Sorensen test, trunk flexors endurance test, and prone bridge test will be used to evaluate muscle endurance. Participants will perform sit and reach test and back scratch test for flexibility. The one-leg stance test and the functional reach test will be used to evaluate static and dynamic balance. The level of fatigue experienced by individuals during walking and running will score according to the Modified Borg Scale. Results: The SPSS for Windows 19.0 (IBM SPSS Statistics for Windows, Armonk, NY: IBM Corp.) will be used for data analysis. The data will be expressed as mean standard deviation (x±SD) and percentage (n%). The homogeneity of the groups will be evaluated with the Levene Test. Between groups, muscle strength, flexibility, and balance values will be compared using the "Mann Whitney-U" Test. The statistical significance level will be accepted as a p <0.05 value. Conclusion: The researchers will discuss the results in light of the recent literature