How are you coping during COVID-19?

Researchers want to understand your experiences in this challenging time

April 20, 2020

COVID-19 is changing core aspects of people’s lives in a unique manner. Social interactions, family and work are all affected. Researchers want to understand the impacts of these changes and determine what helps people cope. They have launched a study to examine the psychological, social, and financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic at various stages of the outbreak. 

You are invited to take part in the study by completing an online survey. The survey will enable the research team to assess the impacts of the COVID pandemic with a focus on health care providers, patients and the general public. 

Participation in the study is completely voluntary. Your answers will remain confidential. 

If you wish to fill out the survey, you can do so here:

Sharing your experiences could lead to the design of better tools to help people cope when the world around them suddenly changes. 
Please feel free to extend this invitation to your family and friends and post on social media (everyone 12 years and older can participate). 

This study is conducted by a collective of scientists from the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, The Ottawa Hospital, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Sunnybrook Hospital, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, l’Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies, l’Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal and centers from the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal who are affiliated to the University of Ottawa, University of Montreal, and University McGill. The investigators at this site are Drs Tetyana Kendzerska, MD PhD and Edward Spilg, MBChB MSc FRCP. 

This study has been approved by the Research Ethics Board of the Clinical Trials Ontario Streamlined Research Ethics Review System. 

The Ottawa Hospital is a leading academic health, research and learning hospital proudly affiliated with the University of Ottawa.  

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Amelia Buchanan
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Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
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