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Health promotion and public health
Guidelines for diagnosing ‘long Covid’ in patients living with postacute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC)
  1. Magalie L Alcindor
  1. Nursing, York College, Jamaica, New York, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Magalie L Alcindor, Nursing, York College, Jamaica, New York, USA; MAlcindor{at}

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Commentary on: Kingery JR, Safford MM, Martin P, et al. Health status, persistent symptoms, and effort intolerance one year after acute COVID-19 infection. J Gen Intern Med 2022;37(5):1218–25. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-07379-z.

Implications for practice and research

  • Educating practitioners about the sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) and the guidelines for diagnosing ‘long Covid’ is essential to the best practice.

  • Research should continue to conduct studies that explore the challenges experienced by patients diagnosed with the known sequelae, as well as investigate to find new or unreported sequelae of individuals with ‘long Covid’.


The literature provides evidence which depicts the risk and management of patients diagnosed with Covid.1 The authors of this article, ‘persistent symptoms and effort intolerance 1 year after acute Covid infection’,2 …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.