A Cochrane Action for rehabilitation evidence in the context of COVID-19

Cochrane Rehabilitation REH-COVER (Rehabilitation – COVID-19 Evidence-based Response action COVID-19

Rehabilitation is a multiprofessional process aimed at enhancing and restoring functional ability and quality of life to people with impairments or disabilities. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, rehabilitation focuses on the sequelae of the disease as well as on the impairment due to treatments applied.

To update the rehabilitation community on the growing evidence for the role of rehabilitation in management of COVID-19 patients, Cochrane Rehabilitation launched the REH-COVER (Rehabilitation – COVID-19 Evidence-based Response) action.

The aim of this action is to focus on the collection, review, and dissemination of summarized and synthesized evidence relating to COVID-19 and rehabilitation.

The REH-Cover action includes  four main initiatives:

1. Rapid living Systematic Reviews;
2. Interactive living evidence map;
3. Definition of the research topics in collaboration with the WHO rehabilitation program;
4. Forthcoming Cochrane Library Special Collection “Coronavirus (COVID-19): rehabilitation of patients with functional consequences of acute illness and its treatments”


Find out more about Cochrane REH-COVER here