WFOT Bulletin Call for Papers: Occupational Therapy and Long COVID / Post COVID-19 condition
The WFOT Bulletin dedicates this coming issue Vol 78 - 1 (April 2022) to occupational therapy innovative approaches for people affected by Long COVID / Post COVID-19 condition.
More than 1 in 10 people globally have become infected with COVID-19 since it was first identified - as many as 240 million people worldwide as of October 2021, but that does not appear to be the end of it.
Occupational therapists are reporting on social media from many parts of the world that they have been working with people with post-virus symptoms, now called ‘Post COVID-19 condition’. These symptoms can persist for months and can range from mild to incapacitating, with new symptoms arising well after the time of infection (NIH, 2021). Symptoms can include fatigue, shortness of breath, "brain fog", sleep disorders, intermittent fevers, gastrointestinal symptoms, anxiety, and depression (WHO, 2021).
The WFOT Bulletin offers the opportunity for you to share your research and practice experience in the area, with a deadline of 30 December 2021.
The Bulletin accepts general articles at any time.
Case studies 1500 words: may follow the following format: abstract, 5 keywords, introduction with a description of the situation and context including the socioeconomic, political climate of practice, reason for new practice, background (the scenario), role of OT, implications and impact, conclusion with application perhaps to other places/countries
Manuscript Articles of 4000-5000 words: instructions for authors: www.wfot.org/Bulletin.aspx or www.tandfonline.com/loi/YOTB
For submission details, please go to www.wfot.org/Bulletin,aspx or http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/yotb20/current
NIH, (2021) https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/who-we-are/nih-director/statements/nih-launches-new-initiative-study-long-covid
WHO (2021) https://www.who.int/news/item/12-08-2021-post-covid-19-condition-who-supports-standardization-of-clinical-data-collection-and-reporting
Kit Sinclair, PhD, OTR, FWFOT, FAOTA
Editor, WFOT Bulletin
LONG TERM HEALTHWFOT