The effects of COVID-19 on Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Turkey in the first month of pandemic


YAĞCI İ., SARIKAYA S., Ayhan F. F. , Bahsi A., Kaya B. B. , ERHAN B., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, vol.66, no.3, pp.244-251, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/tftrd.2020.6800
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.244-251
  • Keywords: Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic, physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objectives: The outbreak of novel coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) has affected Turkey very seriously, as well as all around the world. Many urgent and radical measures were taken due to the high contagious risk and mortality rate of the outbreak. It is noteworthy that isolation recommendations and the provision of health services for pandemic have a negative impact on Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) services. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the effects of COVID-19 on the PMR services and physiatrists immediately after the first month of pandemic in Turkey.