Reincorporación de trabajadores recuperados COVID-19 y COVID persistente en la industria metalmecánica en Lima Perú 2021

Translated title of the contribution: Reincorporation of recovered workers COVID-19 and long COVID in the metalworking industry in Lima Peru 2021

Roberto Carlos Dávila Morán, Eucaris del Carmen Agüero Corzo, Leonardo Velarde Dávila, Héctor Portillo Rios, José Leonor Ruiz Nizama, Carlos Enrique Guanilo Paredes, Félix Román Guillén Pedraza

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Persistent COVID is characterized by functional and psychological symptoms and sequelae that persist for more than 12 weeks post infection, such as: fatigue, dyspnea, anxiety, depression; generating inconveniences in the resumption of work activities of workers. A descriptive, cross-sectional epidemiological study was carried out, evaluating the reincorporation of workers operating in metalworking industries in Lima, Peru; recovered and persistent COVID, between the third quarter 2020 and the first quarter 2021. The Borg dyspnea scales and the modified dyspnea scale of the Medical Research Council (mMRC) were applied, in addition to the Goldberg anxiety and depression scale. The results were analyzed using descriptive statistics, using measures of central tendency and dispersion. It was observed that more than 80% of recovered workers are reinstated; and for persistent COVID, between 75% and 43% are reinstated for charges 8121 and 8122, respectively. Respiratory effort at rest was normal by the Borg scale for each group, while in effort a value R2 = 0.2986 was obtained, indicating no reincorporation in 74.51% and 43.33% in categories 8121 and 8122, respectively; also 45.12% and 42.68% of the recovered workers and persistent COVID showed symptoms of fatigue; 36.25% and 35.26% anxiety; 25.4% and 15.21% of depression, respectively; Likewise, the total of workers were overweight with an average BMI> 26 Kg / m2; being higher in women (27.4 Kg / m2). COVID-19 affects the health of workers (recovered and persistent COVID), reduces return to work and consequently the productivity of companies.

Translated title of the contributionReincorporation of recovered workers COVID-19 and long COVID in the metalworking industry in Lima Peru 2021
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)486-495
Number of pages10
JournalBoletin de Malariologia y Salud Ambiental
Issue number3
StateIndexed - Jul 2021
Externally publishedYes

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