Sciences and Mathematics, College of
Psychological Science, Department of
BURS Faculty Advisor
Dr. Michael Oliver
Previous research has shown that individuals who have been infected with COVID-19 may struggle with cognitive impairment and extreme cases of fatigue after recovery (Ceban et al., 2022; Crispo et al., 2021). However, these studies have mainly focused on populations of older individuals and those who are high risk (Garnier‐Crussard et al., 2020; García-Portilla et al., 2020). There is a gap in the literature in terms of the long-term effects that COVID-19 has on a young generally healthy population. Given the high numbers of COVID-19 cases and transmission rates observed across college campuses (Andersen et al., 2021), it is important to understand the effects that COVID-19 has on college students. To do so, present research will investigate the cognitive, physical, and psychological effects that COVID-19 has on a sample of college students’ post-recovery. In the current study, participants are asked to answer a series of questionnaires and participate in three cognitive assessments. We hypothesized that those who have had COVID-19 will have worse cognitive performance overall, along with higher levels of fatigue. Implications of our study are that we may learn more about the long-term health effects of COVID-19 and how it may relate to differing levels of academic performance.
Graham, Jillian and El-hulu, Sondos, "COVID, Is It Me Or Is It You?" (2022). Belmont University Research Symposium (BURS). 89.