Respiratory psychophysiology and COVID-19: A research agenda

Participants of the 2020 Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology (ISARP)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


After multiple waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear that the impact of SARS-CoV-2 will carry on for years to come. Acutely infected patients show a broad range of disease severity, depending on virus variant, vaccination status, age and the presence of underlying medical and physical conditions, including obesity. Additionally, a large number of patients who have been infected with the virus present with post-COVID syndrome. In September 2020, the International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology organized a virtual interest meeting on ‘Respiratory research in the age of COVID-19’, which aimed to discuss how research in respiratory psychophysiology could contribute to a better understanding of psychophysiological interactions in COVID-19. In the resulting current paper, we propose an interdisciplinary research agenda discussing selected research questions on acute and long-term neurobiological, physiological and psychological outcomes and mechanisms related to respiration and the airways in COVID-19, as well as research questions on comorbidity and potential treatment options, such as physical rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number108473
JournalBiological Psychology
StatePublished - Jan 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology


Dive into the research topics of 'Respiratory psychophysiology and COVID-19: A research agenda'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this