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Volume 26, Number 4—April 2020

Health-Related Quality of Life after Dengue Fever, Morelos, Mexico, 2016–2017

Annika Schulte12, Ingo Weber13, Diana Carolina Tiga-Loza, Irma Y. Amaya Larios, Donald S. Shepard, Cynthia A. Tschampl, Eduardo A. Undurraga, Ruth A. Martínez-Vega, Florian Fischer, Lilia Chihu, and Jose Ramos-CastañedaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany (A. Schulte, I. Weber, F. Fischer); Universidad Manuela Beltrán, Bucaramanga, Colombia (D.C. Tiga-Loza); National Institute of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Mexico (I.Y. Amaya Larios, L. Chihu, J. Ramos-Castañeda); Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA (D.S. Shepard, C.A. Tschampl); Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile (E.A. Undurraga); Núcleo Milenio para el Estudio del Curso de Vida y la Vulnerabilidad, Santiago (E.A. Undurraga); Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga (R.A. Martinez-Vega); Universidad Anahuac, Huizquilican, Mexico (J. Ramos-Castañeda)

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Table 1

Patients with laboratory-confirmed dengue who reported some or extreme problems during the first 30 days after onset of dengue fever symptoms, Morelos, Mexico, 2016–2017*

EQ-5D-3L dimension No. (%) patients, N = 79
Before fever, n = 77 1–6 d, n = 79 7–15 d, n = 71 16−30 d, n = 74
Mobility 1 (1.3) 63 (79.7) 57 (80.3) 59 (79.7)
Self-care 0 43 (54.4) 39 (54.9) 42 (56.8)
Usual activities 2 (2.5) 69 (87.3) 65 (91.5) 65 (87.8)
Pain/discomfort 2 (2.5) 73 (92.4) 66 (93) 63 (85.1)
Anxiety/depression 4 (5.1) 27 (34.2) 28 (39.4) 30 (40.5)

*Patients were >18 years of age. n values indicate number of patients responding to questionnaire during the indicated day range. Health-related quality of life was assessed by an adapted EQ-5D-3L questionnaire (Appendix Table 3) for reporting of problems after 1 month since fever onset (i.e., days 31–60, 61–120, 121–180).

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

2Current affiliation: German Doctors e.V., Bonn, Germany.

3Current affiliation: Centre for Fire Protection and Rescue Services–Hochsauerlandkreis District, Meschede, Germany.

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