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Adam Gordon
British Geriatrics Society
Date Published:
26 November 2020
Last updated: 
30 November 2020

The COGER study is collecting data to gain insight into the course of functional and medical recovery in older people affected by COVID-19 participating in rehabilitation across Europe.

The COGER study, designed by members of the Special Interest Group for Geriatric Rehabilitation of the European Geriatric Medical Society (EuGMS), study aims to:

  1. Explore the course of activities of daily living (ADL) recovery and influencing factors
  2. Describe other outcomes after geriatric rehabilitation in post-COVID-19 patients
  3. Describe geriatric rehabilitation services provided to post COVID-19 patients across Europe.

The study group are presently looking for rehabilitation services to volunteer to support the work.

By taking part you will help them to understand how older people recover from COVID-19, and the services that make a difference.

It is possible that data collected will help further the understanding of long-term questions about the best configuration of rehabilitation for older people. This could help harmonise approaches across Europe in an evidence-based way.

How to get involved

Firstly, please download and read the protocol document on the right hand side of this page (it will appear at the bottom of the page if using a mobile device).


If you are a centre in the UK, please email j [dot] gough [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: COGER%20study) (Joanna Gough) indicating your interest in participacting.


If you are from Germany and wish to participate, please email stefan [dot] grund [at] bethanien-heidelberg [dot] de (subject: EU-COGER) (Stefan Grund).

Rest of Europe

If you are elsewhere in Europe, please email EU-COGER [at] lumc [dot] nl (subject: EU-COGER) (Miriam Haaksma).

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