Digital platform exposes depression risk among Covid patients

download (1)-4(Source: https://www.htworld.co.uk/) The mental wellbeing of patients recovering from Covid-19 is low enough on average to require assessment for depression, data from users of a digital health platform shows.

Measured against the WHO-5 wellbeing scale created by the World Health Organisation (WHO), patients with Covid-19 reported on average significantly lower feelings of wellbeing in the study.

The data was collected via a questionnaire sent to patients using the my mhealth Covid Virtual Ward – which enables the safe management and monitoring patients with the virus at home or in a care home. It was collated as part of a partnership with SilverCloud Health.

The average score was in the WHO’s “poor” wellbeing category – low enough to suggest that Covid has had a significant impact on wellbeing and that the respondents may benefit from further support and assessment.

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