The need for exercise sciences and an integrated response to COVID-19: A position statement from the international HL-PIVOT network
Haraf, Rebecca H.
Hills, Andrew P.
Bacon, Simon L.
Dourado, Victor Z.
Babu, Abraham S.
Maden-Wilkinson, Thomas M.
Copeland, Robert J.
Gough, Lewis A.
Ashton, Ruth E.M.
AffiliationUniversity of Derby
Healthy Living for Pandemic Event Protection (HL-PIVOT) Network, Chicago, IL, USA
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
University of North Carolina, USA
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA
University Hospitals, Cleveland Medical Centre, Hospitals Cleveland, OH, USA
University of Tasmania, Australia
King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia
University of Belgrade, Serbia
Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre, CIUSSS-NIM, Montreal, Canada
Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital Health and Prevention, Salzburg, Austria
Federal University of São Paulo, Santos, SP, Brazil
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India
Sheffield Hallam University
Birmingham City University
University of Cumbria
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, Derby, UK
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AbstractCOVID-19 is one of the biggest health crises that the world has seen. Whilst measures to abate transmission and infection are ongoing, there continues to be growing numbers of patients requiring chronic support, which is already putting a strain on health care systems around the world and which may do so for years to come. A legacy of COVID-19 will be a long-term requirement to support patients with dedicated rehabilitation and support services. With many clinical settings characterized by a lack of funding and resources, the need to provide these additional services could overwhelm clinical capacity. This position statement from the Healthy Living for Pandemic Event Protection (HL-PIVOT) Network provides a collaborative blueprint focused on leading research and developing clinical guidelines, bringing together professionals with expertise in clinical services and the exercise sciences to develop the evidence base needed to improve outcomes for patients infected by COVID-19.
CitationArena, R., Stoner, L., Haraf, R., H. Josephson, R., Hills, A., P., Dixit, S., Popovic, D., and Smith, A., et al. (2021). ‘The need for exercise sciences and an integrated response to COVID-19: A position statement from the international HL-PIVOT network’. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, pp. 1-29.
JournalProgress in Cardiovascular Diseases
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