|Study Title:||COVID-19 Pandemic Experiences of People with Mobility Disability: A Grounded Theory Study|
|Rationale:||To explore the lived experiences of people with a mobility disability in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic|
This is a qualitative study utilizing Grounded Theory methodology to explore the experiences of those with a mobility disability in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who participate must live in Canada, be over the age of 18, and self-identify as having a mobility disability (related to movement, balance, walking, physical maneuvering, dexterity, or other). We initially aim to include ~20 participants, however, as Grounded Theory is an iterative process, we may include as many participants as needed to reach theoretical saturation.
Participants will be invited to a one-on-one semi-structured interview with the researcher over Zoom or phone (participant’s preference). Meetings last up to a maximum of 80 minutes, however, it is up to the participant how much they would like to share and how long they spend on the meeting. The results gathered will inform a grounded theory on how people with a mobility experience various aspects of the pandemic, including service acquisition, changes in health systems and protocols, public health regulations, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on their wellbeing and outcomes. Our goal is to publish a research report in a peer-reviewed journal, which will also contribute to Michelle Yang (principal investigator)’s MSc manuscript-based thesis.
|Recruitment Dates:||2021-09-15 to 2022-04-01|
|Who can participate:||Participants must: be over the age of 18, live in Canada, be able to complete an interview in the English language, have access to a device for remote connection (ie: phone, computer, tablet), be able to provide free and informed consent, and self-identify as having a mobility disability|
|Location of Trial:||Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa|
|Trial Investigator:||Michelle Yang|