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Mental health impact of SARS-COV-2 second wave pandemic on long-term facility personnel in PolandOngoing
Contact: Adrianna Senczyszyn https://www.en.umed.wroc.pl/
Host institution: Department of Psychiatry, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland
Project team: Adrianna Senczyszyn, Katarzyna M. Lion, Dorota Szcze?niak, El?bieta Trypka, Justyna Mazurek, Marta Ciu?kowicz, Maria Ma?kowiak, Marta Lenart, Agnieszka Cyran, Joanna Rymaszewska
Funding information: none
The study aims to assess the long-term psychological consequences (psychopathological symptoms, anxiety and sleep disturbances) associated with the exposure of LTCF employees to the second wave COVID-19 pandemic in Poland. Access to personal protective equipment, mental health support at the workplace will be also examined as potential factors modifying the level of psychological distress. Quantitative data will be gathered by a population-based on-line survey administered between September 15 and November 15 2020 among LTCF personnel in Poland. Additionally, qualitative data will be collected through a focus group with LTCF employees. The project is a continuation of the research on psychological consequences arising from the exposure of LTCF employees in Poland to the SARS-CoV-2 crisis between May and June, 2020.
Outputs are expected to be available in February 2021
Project website:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7501840 https://ltccovid.org/2020/11/05/recommendations-to-support-the-mental-health-of-long-term-care-facility-personnel-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-based-on-a-national-survey-poland/
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The impacts of COVID-19 public health measures on people living with dementia in the community and unpaid carers – An international 5-country study (Australia, India, Italy, Poland and UK)Ongoing
Contact: Clarissa Giebel https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/population-health-sciences/staff/clarissa-giebel/
Host institution: University of Liverpool
Project team: Clarissa Giebel
Funding information: NIHR ARC NWC
Led by the UK, we are collecting qualitative and quantitative data on the experiences of public health measures on the lives of people living with dementia and unpaid carers in the UK, Australia, Poland, Italy, and India. This involve telephone semi-structured interviews with up to 25 participants in each country, as well as follow-up interviews in the UK and Australia. These findings are complemented by an online and telephone survey. This study will provide the very first international comparative analysis of the impacts of the pandemic on dementia.
Early Spring 2021
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