Long-Term Effect Observation of COVID-19 (MyLongCOVID)
MyLongCOVID is a research conducted by the National Institute of Health (NIH) to assess the prolonged symptoms and complications following recovery from COVID-19 hence improving its management. Participation in this study is voluntary. This study has been approved by the Medical Research and Ethics Committee, Ministry of Health Malaysia.
MyLongCOVID is open to all individuals, aged 18 and above, who have been infected with COVID-19 before. All subjects who agree to participate in this study are required to answer the questionnaire available in the MySejahtera ‘To Do’ section at 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months after COVID-19 infection.
The following are the frequently asked questions on MyLongCOVID:
What is the purpose of the study?
- The purpose of this study is to assess the prolonged symptoms and complications following recovery from COVID-19. This research is necessary to improve the understanding of lingering symptoms and long-term complication after COVID-19 infection hence improving our COVID-19 infection management.
What are my responsibilities if I decide to participate?
- You will only need to answer our questionnaire now, 1 months, 3 months and 6 months after COVID-19 infection. You will receive reminder in the forms of message and call at 1 month, 3 months and 6 months after COVID-19 infection.
Will there be potential risk and side effect of being in this study?
- No. It will only take 5- 10 minutes to answer the survey.
What are the benefits from my participation?
- There is no direct benefit to you. However, your participation will help to improve the management of long-term complication of COVID-19 infection.
Will my information be kept confidential?
- All your information obtained in this study will be kept and handled in a confidential manner, in accordance with applicable laws and/or regulations. When publishing or presenting the study results, your identity will not be revealed.
Who should I call if I have questions?
- If you have any questions about the study, you can contact Dr. Kang Kong Yeow, Hospital Pulau Pinang, Contact Number 047406233
- If you have any questions about your rights as a participant in this study, please contact: The Secretary, Medical Research & Ethics Committee, Ministry of Health Malaysia, at telephone number 03-3362 8407/8205/8888.