|Institution web page||https://www.uea.ac.uk/health-sciences/people/profile/d-bunn|
|Host institution||University of East Anglia|
|Team members||Professor Iain Lake, Dr Diane Bunn, Dr Julii Brainard, Dr Kathleen Lane, Dr Charlotte Salter|
|Funding information (if funded)||NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emergency Preparedness at the University of East Anglia|
The aim of this study is to extend our awareness of how care-home staff are coping with infection-control mitigation measures, so that we can identify issues facing care home (CH) workers and managers in delivering the safest possible care to their residents during the COVID-19 crisis and the challenges these may pose. We propose an online survey to provide broad insights, followed by key informant interviews to explore lived experiences in depth. Together, these will provide valuable insights into our understandings of the practicalities and challenges around transmission mitigation measures – the barriers and facilitators to limiting the spread of COVID-19.
To complete the survey, please click on this link.
We would also like to interview some care home staff by telephone or online. Online platforms may be Zoom, Microsoft Teams or WhatsApp, but others may be available. The choice will depend on what you prefer and whether the researcher has access to the same technology. If you are interested in this part please contact Dr Julii Brainard (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Diane Bunn (email@example.com) at the University of East Anglia for further information.
|Outputs / Expected Outputs|
When are outputs expected: April 2021
Other relevant publications from the team:
Brainard J., Weston D., Leach S. and Hunter P. (2020b) Factors that influence treatment-seeking expectations in response to infectious intestinal disease: Original survey and multinomial regression. Journal of infection and public health 13(4): 502-508.
Smith, E., Aldus, C. F., Brainard, J., Dunham, S., Hunter, P. R., & Steel, N. (2020). Testing for SARS-CoV-2 in care home staff and residents in English care homes: A service evaluation. MedRxiv, (August 6th), 1–15. Retrieved from doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.08.04.20165928
KEYWORDS / CATEGORIES
|Care setting||Care homes/LTC facilities|
|Impact/outcomes||Implementation outcomes | Quality of care | Staff skills|
|Intervention types||Preventing/controlling COVID-19 infections|
|Methods||Qualitative studies | Surveys|
|Groups/organisations||Care provider/care organisations | Staff working in long-term care|