Survey: How has COVID-19 Affected Family Caregivers?

Posted on June 28 2021

Dr. Jasneet Parmar and her research team from the University of Alberta are conducting a research study to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted family caregivers in Alberta since our last survey in July 2020.

Family caregivers are critical to enabling Albertans needing care to remain at home. They provide 75- 90% of the care to community dwelling Albertans. We also know that caregivers of group homes, supportive living, or long-term care residents provide essential emotional and social support and continue to assist with 10 to 30% of the care.

If you are a family caregiver, could you complete this brief survey to help us understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and what you need now to maintain your own wellbeing and support the person you care. The survey should take about 20 minutes to complete:

SURVEY LINK: https://redcap.link/caregiver2021

Your participation is voluntary, and you are under no obligation to complete the survey. Your responses will be completely confidential and anonymous. Responses will be analyzed in aggregate and at no time will individual responses be made available to anyone. Compiled results of this survey may be presented in peer-reviewed publications and scientific presentations.

This survey has been approved by the Health Research Ethics Board at the University of Alberta (Pro00097996).

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