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Name of Media:

'We’re first in the St. Louis area' | UMSL launches rehabilitation program for hospitalized COVID-19 survivors

Author(s):

Justina Coronel

Publisher or Source:

KSDK.com

Type of Media:

Newspaper Article

Media Originally for:

General Public

Country of Origin:

United States of America (the)

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:

Yes

Description:

UMSL is now offering virtual psychosocial rehabilitation groups for individuals 50+ who were hospitalized with COIVD-19.

Dr. Ann Steffen, an UMSL professor in the department of psychological sciences says, "We’re first in the St. Louis area that we know of. We've had individuals whose hospitalizations were over a month. And some that were short as a week or two weeks."

They developed this evidence-based rehab approach is based on communications with colleagues from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, building from programs developed for patients experiencing Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS).

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