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Assessment of the Psycho-social Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak (COM-COVID)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04378452
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 7, 2020
Last Update Posted : April 8, 2021
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Anaxomics SL
Fundación FLS de Lucha Contra el Sida, las Enfermedades Infecciosas y la Promoción de la Salud y la Ciencia
Fundació Sant Joan de Déu
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Fundació Institut Germans Trias i Pujol

Brief Summary:

It has been shown in previous important outbreaks of infectious diseases that they have a huge impact on individuals and communities. The psychological effects of the illness itself and the traumatic experiences of loved ones are experienced by individuals and complete health systems. Added to this, the social ecosystem and family finances are also severely affected. After several months of the outbreak start and several weeks of quarantine and self-isolation, the emotional burden on the community has increased. Added to this, many of the confirmed cases are healthcare workers. In addition to the risk of infection, these front-line staff are exposed to high levels of stress and anxiety. This gets worse as the pressure on the health system increases, forcing them to deal with significant ethical issues.

To respond to all these issues, the research group led by Dr. Cris Vilaplana at the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP), have launched a questionnaire to ask the public, including health professionals, how are they being affected by the pandemic, not only in relation to their health but in terms of their emotional wellbeing and their family finances. The project is an initiative of the SMA-TB consortium (IGTP and Anaxomics) to fight against COVID-19. The Fundació Lluita contra la SIDA is also collaborating in the project. The survey is based on questions related to depression, anxiety, stress, and post-traumatic stress disorder, which have already been used in other epidemic outbreaks and in disaster situations, but it also includes questions adapted to the current situation.

The survey (now available in 4 languages) has been designed to be shared using a snowball strategy, making possible for everybody to participate and collaborate. The results obtained will initially help us to better understand the impact of the outbreak of COVID-19 on the general wellbeing of the population and health workers so that we can go on to develop strategies in coordination those in charge of administrations in order to adapt policies to people's real needs. The results of the study will be published in a scientific article and will be publicly available.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
SARS-CoV 2 COVID-19 Quality of Life Mental Health Wellness 1 Social Distance SARS (Disease) Psychological Behavioral: COM-COVID anonimous survey

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Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Actual Enrollment : 56656 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Target Follow-Up Duration: 1 Month
Official Title: Assessment of the Psycho-social Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak (COM-COVID)
Actual Study Start Date : March 31, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 22, 2021
Actual Study Completion Date : April 7, 2021

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
COM-COVID cohort
Individuals of >16 years old evaluated during the COVID-19 outbreak by an anonymous survey and willing to respond. Expected timeframe for the collection of completed surveys: March 31th, 2020-September 30th, 2020]
Behavioral: COM-COVID anonimous survey
Anonimous e-survey administered to the general population by sharing it through social and mass media, including questions on sociodemographic data, physical symptoms in the past 14 days compatible with SARS-CoV-2 infection, socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and psychological impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and mental health status.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Psychological impact of the outbreak, total score [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 1 year. ]
    Psychological impact of the outbreak, total score will be measured by the sum of the depression questions score, the anxiety questions score, the stress questions score and the PSTD questions score. The results will be given according to being part of general population and according to being part of the healthcare workers subpopulation. Responses will also be reported minimum per gender, age, country and postal code.Results will be represented by week of survey completion, and reported related to relevant dates (weeks of confinement, major announcements to the whole population by their Governments, etc.)

  2. Psychological impact of the outbreak: depression questions score [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 1 year. ]
    The score will be calculated as the result of the sum of the points received per question, each question can be answered in a range of 1-4. The results will be given according to being part of general population and according to being part of the healthcare workers subpopulation. Responses will also be reported minimum per gender, age, country and postal code.Results will be represented by week of survey completion, and reported related to relevant dates (weeks of confinement, major announcements to the whole population by their Governments, etc.)

  3. Psychological impact of the outbreak: anxiety questions score [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 1 year. ]
    The score will be calculated as the result of the sum of the points received per question, each question can be answered in a range of 1-4. The results will be given according to being part of general population and according to being part of the healthcare workers subpopulation. Responses will also be reported minimum per gender, age, country and postal code.Results will be represented by week of survey completion, and reported related to relevant dates (weeks of confinement, major announcements to the whole population by their Governments, etc.)

  4. Psychological impact of the outbreak: stress questions score [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 1 year. ]
    The score will be calculated as the result of the sum of the points received per question, each question can be answered in a range of 1-4. The results will be given according to being part of general population and according to being part of the healthcare workers subpopulation. Responses will also be reported minimum per gender, age, country and postal code.Results will be represented by week of survey completion, and reported related to relevant dates (weeks of confinement, major announcements to the whole population by their Governments, etc.)

  5. Psychological impact of the outbreak: PSTD questions score [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 1 year. ]
    The score will be calculated as the result of the sum of the points received per question, each question can be answered in a range of 0-4. The results will be given according to being part of general population and according to being part of the healthcare workers subpopulation. Responses will also be reported minimum per gender, age, country and postal code.Results will be represented by week of survey completion, and reported related to relevant dates (weeks of confinement, major announcements to the whole population by their Governments, etc.)

  6. Descriptive statistics for the non-psychological questions [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 1 year. ]
    Percentages of response will be calculated according to the number of respondents per each response out of the total number of responses of each question. All results will be given according to the respondents being part of the whole cohort of respondents, according to being part of general population and according to being part of the healthcare workers subpopulation. Responses will also be reported per gender, age, country and postal code.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Gender Based Eligibility:   Yes
Gender Eligibility Description:   The respondents to the survey can choose one of the following responses to the question: "Which gender do you identify with?": male, female, non binary, I prefer not to say
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All people >16 years old willing to participate in the COM-COVID survey study during the COVID-19 outbreak (period March 2020-September 2020).
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age = or >16 years old
  • accepting to participate in the project and filling in the survey questionnaire

Exclusion Criteria:

  • age <16 years old
  • non accepting to participate in the project and filling in the survey questionnaire

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04378452


Locations
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Spain
Fundació Institut Germans Trias i Pujol
Badalona, Catalonia, Spain, 08916
Fundació Lluita contra la Sida (FLS, Fight AIDS Foundation)
Badalona, Catalonia, Spain, 08916
Anaxomics biotech
Barcelona, Spain, 08007
Fundació Privada per a la Recerca i la Docència Sant Joan de Déu
Esplugues De Llobregat, Spain
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fundació Institut Germans Trias i Pujol
Anaxomics SL
Fundación FLS de Lucha Contra el Sida, las Enfermedades Infecciosas y la Promoción de la Salud y la Ciencia
Fundació Sant Joan de Déu
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Cris Vilaplana, MD, PhD Fundació Institut Germans Trias i Pujol
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Fundació Institut Germans Trias i Pujol
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04378452    
Other Study ID Numbers: COM-COVID
First Posted: May 7, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 8, 2021
Last Verified: April 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Plan Description: Results and database could be available upon request.

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Fundació Institut Germans Trias i Pujol:
SARS-CoV-2
COVID-19
psycho-social impact
mental health
infectious diseases