|Contact||Dr Conan Brady / Prof Declan McLoughlin|
|Host institution||Trinity College Dublin (TCD)|
|Team members||Dr Conan Brady / Prof Declan McLoughlin / Prof Iracema Leroi / Prof Blanaid Hayes / Prof Martina Hennessy / Prof Agnes Higgins / Prof Ricardo Segurado / Ms Deirdre Shanagher|
|Funding information (if funded)||Funded by Dept of Psychiatry, TCD|
This will be a cross-sectional, on-line, anonymous survey of nursing home staff (nurses, health care assistants and activity coordinators) within nursing homes affiliated with Nursing Homes Ireland in Ireland (Survey 1). The same survey will be repeated after 4-6 months to assess longer-term outcomes (Survey 2). To strengthen the overall study design, we are hoping to be able to link data from the two surveys by asking participants to generate their own unique anonymous identification number.
Distinguishing strengths of our study are inclusion of various HCWs, from a range of healthcare environments, with varying degrees of risk exposure, follow-up and an “opt-in” ability to link the two surveys. Additionally, we will be able to compare results with a similar survey targeted at hospital staff. The survey comprises of demographic information and validated questionnaires which assess healthcare workers psychological distress and coping strategies.
We will use mixed-methods to collect and analyse quantitative and qualitative data.
|Outputs / Expected Outputs|
Outputs expected in March 2021-October 2021
KEYWORDS / CATEGORIES
|Care setting||Care homes/LTC facilities|
|Methods||Qualitative studies | Surveys|
|Groups/organisations||Staff working in long-term care|