Cochrane Rehabilitation REH-COVER

Last updated 18 September 2020 

COVID-19 is steadily progressing around the world, and Cochrane Rehabilitation is also progressing with its REH-COVER initiative. Here is the status of our activities:

  • The Rapid Living Systematic Review: Second Edition (called 2020, since it will last until December 2020) has been published, consolidating the methodological improvements gradually achieved during the first edition. The First Update has already been published, and every month other updates will come;

  • The Interactive Living Mapping: has been completely reorganized according to the advancement of the rapid living systematic review. Now the map refers to the research questions established with the World Health Organization (WHO) rehabilitation programme, that is cross-related with the limitations of functioning and phases as agreed with the WHO;

  • The Cochrane Library Special Collection: We have been asked by the Cochrane Library’s Chief Editor to prepare a Special Collection, like the others already produced on “rehabilitation for sequelae of COVID-19 and its treatments”. This is a highly important task. We worked with the Steering Committee and the Advisory Board of Cochrane Rehabilitation and prioritized the existing Cochrane Reviews, concluding with a set of reviews on pulmonary disorders, Post Intensive Care Syndrome, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in rehabilitation;

  • The Rapid Systematic Reviews for the WHO rehabilitation programme on the current evidence on rehabilitation interventions for expected sequelae of COVID-19 and its treatments. This has just begun, and we will update you in the near future;

  • And last, but not least, the Steering Committee: These fantastic colleagues are steadily working with the Cochrane Rehabilitation headquarters to provide advice and help to improve our actions.

We expect all of these activities from our REH-COVER initiative to have a great impact on our community. Please, spread the word to all of your colleagues, because here you can find current evidence and possible answers to everyday problems you can encounter with COVID-19.