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Challenges of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities for older adults in Hispano-American countries (Brazil ,Chile)

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Contact Patrick Alexander Wachholz
Institution web pagehttps://www.fmb.unesp.br/#!/ensino/pos-graduacao/mestrado-academico-e-doutorado/programas-de-pos-graduacao/pgpesquisaclinica/
Host institution Professional Master´s degree in Clinical Research centre, Medical School (FMB) of São Paulo State University (Unesp), Botucatu Campus 
Team members Patrick A. Wachholz  (Unesp), Alessandro Ferrari Jacinto (UNIFESP), Ruth Caldeira de Melo (USP), José Luis Dinamarca-Montecinos (Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile),Paulo J.F. Villas Boas (Unesp)
Project Summary

This pilot study aimed to describe the preparedness of Hispano-American care homes managers to face the COVID-19 pandemic. This cross-sectional study was based on the application of an online survey adopting WHO IPC guidance. Descriptive statistics were used to summarize the data.

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A preprint is available at https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.986 . The paper was accepted and will be published soon in Geriatrics, Gerontology and Aging ( https://www.ggaging.com )

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Challenges of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities for older adults in Hispano-American countries (Brazil ,Chile)