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Fallahi S, Hesam A A, Arabi A, Shojaee A, Zoghi G, Hesam M J, et al . The Self-Report Symptoms of COVID-19 in Iranian Population Through a Teleconsultation-Based Service. Health Educ Health Promot. 2022; 10 (2) :1-6
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1- Cardiovascular Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
2- National Center for Health Insurance Research, Iran Health Insurance Organization, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Management Sciences and Health Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Middle East College, Muscat, Oman
5- National Center for Health Insurance Research, Iran Health Insurance Organization, Tehran, Iran , ayoobian@hotmail.com
Abstract:   (287 Views)
Aims: COVID-19 has affected a worldwide population, causing more than a million deaths between the end of 2019 until now; so the aim of this study was to determine the symptoms of COVID-19 in Iranian population through a teleconsultation-based service to better deal with it.
Instrument & Methods: This study was cross-sectional study that included 12125 individuals calling for COVID-19 screening and consultation from 2 March, 2020 to 19 April, 2020 with the census method. A telephone number was assigned for consultation with more than 70 nurses responding to first level questions and more than 30 medical doctors responding to second level questions. For statistical analysis, chi-squared test and univariate logistic regression with SPSS (ver. 25) was used.
Finding: Cough was the most common complaint (41.3%), followed by shortness of breath (32.8%), and fever (31.5%). Confusion was the least common complaint (1.6%). Binary logistic regression revealed that men were at higher risk of COVID-19 compared to women (OR:1.31, 95% CI 1.10-1.55, P=0.002). In addition, older age was a risk factor for COVID-19 (OR:1.02, 95% CI 1.02-1.03, P<0.001). Also, significant positive correlations were found between fever, chills, sore throat, shortness of breath, cough, body ache, and gastrointestinal symptoms with COVID-19 even after adjustment for gender and age.
Conclusion: Fever, cough, and shortness of breath were the most common complaints in individuals calling for COVID-19 teleconsultation. It’s suggest that in times of crisis, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, remote sensing can be done to raise public awareness and break the transmission chain.
Article number: 8
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Health Promotion Setting
Received: 2021/08/2 | Accepted: 2022/01/28 | Published: 2022/05/31

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