|Study Title:||The Impact of COVID-19 on Nova Scotians Living with Chronic Conditions Study|
|Rationale:||To understand the impact that a global pandemic can have on people living with underlying chronic health conditions.|
|Study Description:||The aim of this study is to understand the impact that COVID-19 has had on Nova Scotians who live with two or more chronic health conditions using an inductive qualitative approach. The study team will set out to gain an understanding of participants’ perceptions of: 1. The impact COVID-19 has and continues to have on their health, health care, and personal lives and 2.Their perspectives on possible mitigation and recovery strategies and directions for the “new normal” in health care delivery will be explored.
Participation will involve taking part in two, 30-60-minute, individual semi-structured interviews 2 weeks apart via Zoom or telephone.
It is anticipated that results will contribute to future health system and services’ planning, preparedness, and education in the face of a public health crisis.
|Recruitment Dates:||2020-10-26 to 2020-12-31|
|Who can participate:||Participants must be ≥18 years old, reside in Nova Scotia, be able to read/speak English and have two or more chronic conditions.|
|Location of Trial:||Dalhousie University|
|Trial Investigator:||Dr. Tanya Packer and Dr. Jeanna Parsons Leigh|
|Trial Funding:||Research Nova Scotia|