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Brain mechanisms of Post-COVID19 fatigue: New study recruiting in London

Brain mechanisms of Post-COVID19 fatigue: New study recruiting in London

Overview

Take part in this study which aims to understand the brain's role in post COVID-19 fatigue

  • Approx 5 hours over 2 weeks
  • Research Participant
  • Participate

Taking Part

To register your interest in taking part in this study, please click the button below where you will be directed to the study webpage (external website).

I would like to take part (external website)

Aim

The aim of this study is to understand whether neuroinflammation might play a role in persistent fatigue after COVID-19. To do this we will use state-of-the-art brain imaging techniques to see how brain structure, function and chemistry differs between people that had COVID-19 and continue experiencing fatigue versus those that do not experience fatigue.

This will help us understand more about the illness itself and how we might be able to treat it better.

Volunteer Criteria

We will recruit people who are currently experiencing persistent high levels of fatigue and people whose symptoms resolved and do not experience fatigue post-COVID-19.

We are inviting people:

  • who had COVID-19 between 3 - 12 months ago*
  • are between 16 - 65 years old
  • did not suffer from persistent fatigue before COVID-19 infection

Please review the full eligibility on the study website.

*Please note: we are looking to widen the criteria to allow the inclusion of people who had COVID-19 more than 12 months ago; if this is the only criteria you do not meet, please do get in touch because we might be able to enrol you later on. 

What will I be asked to do?

Taking part in the study involves 1 screening session by phone and 1 visit to the Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences, Kings College London at Denmark Hill. These sessions will be spread over a period of a minimum of approximately 5 days and a maximum of 2 weeks.

  • Screening interview: A screening session by phone to assess whether you are suitable for the study.
  • Study visit: An imaging visit where you will have an MRI scan to assess your brain and 1 blood sample which we will use to isolate plasma and assess the levels of peripheral inflammation in your blood. We will also assess your symptoms with questionnaires and ask you to provide a urine sample, which we will use for drug and pregnancy (in case of women) testing.
  • Online questionnaires: We will also ask you to fill in some self-report questionnaires online within 72h after you have completed the study visit these questionnaires will last for about 45 mins and you can take as many breaks as you need).

When and where?

King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London and online

Will I get anything for taking part?

A fixed amount of 50£ will be paid to everyone to cover time and expenses

How do I express an interest?

To express your interest please complete the form on the study recruitment website here or email Daniel Martins via [email protected]

Location

King's College Hospital
London
SE5 9RS

Ethical approval

This research has received ethical approval: 22/SW/0068

Get In Touch

For any queries about the opportunity please contact Daniel Martins via

Taking Part

To register your interest in taking part in this study, please click the button below where you will be directed to the study webpage (external website).

I would like to take part (external website)

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