The Impact of Long COVID on People Living With Pre-existing LTC


University of Leicester


Not yet enrolling


Multiple Chronic Conditions

Study type


Funder types




Details and patient eligibility


The goal of this observational study is to learn about the impact of long COVID on people who have multiple (two or more) pre-existing long-term conditions (such as diabetes and asthma). The main question it aims to answer is: • How does long COVID impact the lives of adults living with multiple pre-existing long-term conditions and what are their rehabilitation needs? Participants will be asked to: * Take photos of things they feel represent the impact of long COVID on their day-to-day lives across seven days and, * Take part in an interview to discuss the impact of long COVID.

Full description

This qualitative study will involve participants taking photographs (during their usual day-to-day activities), followed by 1:1 semi-structured interviews. Participants will be adults living with multiple pre-existing long-term conditions (LTC) and long COVID or their carers/supporters. Stage 1: Photographs Participants will be asked to take photographs of things they feel represent or symbolise the impact of long COVID on their day-to-day lives across seven days in advance of the interview. Stage 2: Interviews Semi-structured 1:1 interviews will be held face-to-face, online or telephone (in accordance with participant preference to optimise inclusivity). The iterative interview topic guide will continue to be informed by patient and public involvement and engagement, evidence (including preceding projects of the PhD), and the participants' photographs. Photographs will be viewed during the interview with participants. The findings of this qualitative study will be used to inform the adaptation of exercise-based rehabilitation programmes to improve health and well-being which meets the needs of individuals living with multiple pre-existing LTC and long COVID.


20 estimated patients




18+ years old


No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Adult (≥18 years) living with long COVID (or 'post-COVID-19 condition' in accordance with the World Health Organisation definition) and ≥2 pre-existing long-term conditions or carer/supporter for someone who is
  • Living in Leicester (UK)
  • Able to take photographs or carer/supporter who is able and willing
  • Able and willing to provide informed consent

Exclusion criteria

  • Child (<18 years)
  • Unable to participate in a face-to-face, online or telephone interview
  • Unable to access interpreter for first language

Trial contacts and locations



Central trial contact

Lucy Gardiner

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