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Patient Recruitment

COVID-19, Chronic Adaptation and Response to Exercise (COVID-CARE): A Randomized Controlled Trial

COVID-19 Adaptation and Response to Exercise

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Researchers at the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Clinical Center are looking for adult volunteers for a study on whether an aerobic exercise program benefits survivors of COVID-19.

About the study:

  • Participants will be randomly assigned to one of two groups:
    • Group 1 will participate in a supervised exercise and education program three times a week for 10 weeks.
    • Group 2 will receive education only for 10 weeks and then participate in 10 weeks of supervised exercise.
  • Before and after the exercise program, participants will complete several assessments and questionnaires including those related to physical fitness, heart and lung function, bloodwork and walk tests.
  • There is no cost to participate. Compensation is provided.

You can participate if you:

  • Are 18 to 80 years old
  • Have a lab-confirmed test for SARS-CoV2 infection (the virus that causes COVID-19)
  • Are experiencing physical limitations or fatigue since your COVID-19 diagnosis

Location: The study procedures and exercise program will take place at the NIH Clinical Center, America's Research Hospital, in Bethesda, Maryland.

To Learn More:
Call the Office of Patient Recruitment at 800- 411-1222
(se habla español) TTY: 800-877-8339

Or go online:
Refer to study # 000102-CC

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)

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This page last updated on 10/21/2021

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