Quebec city: A study on the impacts of the pandemic

Ville de Québec: Une étude sur les impacts de la pandémie

The four research centres of the CIUSSS of the Capitale-Nationale region will conduct a large study on the psychological impact and social costs of the pandemic COVID-19 among the population.

The researchers will be supported by the directions of clinical CIUSSS of the Capitale-Nationale region and in collaboration with the University Laval.

The study, “My life and the pandemic in Quebec” (MAVIPAN) was announced on Thursday. The unprecedented character of recent weeks is prompting specialists to gather important information, particularly for the future.

The research project aims to give a voice to the different communities of the region, documenting their experiences and the impacts of the pandemic on their lives and their health.

The results will support the network of health and social services in the deployment and organization of services in a time of crisis. It will also allow the health system to respond to potential crises of an equivalent nature.

Urgent need

“Everywhere in the world, the crisis in current health requires a social reorganization important and unrivaled, and the magnitude of the current mobilization leads us to the question on the adaptation issues that this health crisis requires that we make today, and that we will have in the future. In us, there is an urgent need to better understand the psychosocial effects of the crisis and the coping strategies implemented in Québec in order to be better prepared for potential public health crises, ” said Yves De Koninck, director of research at the CIUSSS of the Capitale-Nationale and professor at the Faculty of medicine of Laval University.

The researchers hope to reach a large number of participants from the populations are generally vulnerable : seniors, people with disabilities, young people and vulnerable families, people with chronic diseases or mental health disabilities, people from cultural minorities, the stakeholders in the area of health and social services, and people from rural areas.

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