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The impact of isolation and quarantine on staff, family and residents living in aged care facilities during the COVID19 pandemic

Project statusOngoing
Contact Dr Jackie Robinson
Institution web pagehttps://unidirectory.auckland.ac.nz/profile/j-robinson
Host institution School of Nursing, University of Auckland
Team members Dr Jackie Robinson, Dr Michal Boyd and Professor Merryn Gott
Funding information (if funded) Performance Based Research Funding, University of Auckland
Project Summary

A three-phase concurrent exploratory mixed methods study to explore the impact of COV ID-19 related isolation and quarantine restrictions on staff, family and residents in one aged care facility. An analysis of interRAI data will be undertaken using assessments completed prior to, and after lock down restrictions were eased in order to identify changes in the interRAI domains related to resident’s health and wellbeing. Subsequent phases will undertake semi-structured interviews with residential care staff, family and residents on their experiences of isolation and quarantine restrictions and its impact on the health and wellbeing of residents.

Outputs / Expected Outputs

Outcomes: data collection has been completed and findings are expected to be ready for publication by March 2021.

Project website not available specifically for this project however this work sits with the School of Nursing’s Te Arai Palliative and End of Life Care Research Group https://tearairesearchgroup.org/

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The impact of isolation and quarantine on staff, family and residents living in aged care facilities during the COVID19 pandemic