The RECOVER study seeks to understand how COVID affects children and young adult’s health, and why some people who get COVID are still sick many months after being infected. It further strives understand the range of recovery from Long COVID, changes it can cause in our bodies over time, and outline its risk factors.
This study is part of a research project paid for by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) called RECOVER (Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery). The NIH is the government group that supports medical research.
NYU Langone Health is one of many places across the country that is participating in the RECOVER study. At NYU, we are enrolling children, including infants, toddlers, pre-school and school-age children, and young adults who have and have not had COVID to be part of the study. We will also ask caregivers to be in the study.
What is involved in participation?
The study is an observational study, meaning that information is gathered from the children, young adults, and main caregivers who decide to be in the study. No medicine or treatment for COVID will be given as part of the study. Children and families enrolled in the study will be asked to share different types of information with researchers over several years.
Examples of study activities include:
Answering online surveys
Providing biological samples like urine and blood
Clinical exams to test breathing and heart function
Some study activities are completed at home and some study activities are completed at NYU Langone Health.
Participants will be paid for their time and involvement.
Who can participate?
Children, including infants, toddlers, pre-school, and school-age children, and young adults through age 25 who:
Had COVID in the past month
Had COVID over 1-month ago
Never had COVID
How long is the study?
Participation in the study may last up to 4 years. You will be paid for participating.
What is Long COVID?
Long COVID is when a person is still sick a long time after infection. Symptoms can include trouble breathing, cough, feeling weak and tired, and problems with organs like the heart or kidneys.