The impact of Covid-19 on the health of physicians, nurses and other healthcare workers: an interprovincial cohort study

Overview

Acronym
C19-HCW
Investigators
  • Dr. Nicola Cherry

    University of Alberta

  • Dr. Anil Adisesh

    St. Michael's Hospital

  • Dr. Igor Burstyn

    Drexel University

  • Dr. Carmen Lynn Charlton

    University of Alberta

  • Dr. Quentin Durand-Moreau

    University of Alberta

  • Dr. France Labrèche

    Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

  • Dr. Shannon Marie Ruzycki

    University of Calgary

Contacts
  • Dr. Nicola Cherry

    University of Alberta

General Design

Study design
Cohort
Start Year
2020
General Information on Follow Up (profile, frequency)
After recruitment (Phase I), participants were followed-up in October 2020 (Phase II), then in May 2021 (Phase III) and in March 2022 (Phase IV). In addition, participants were followed-up at 4, 7 and 13 months after the first dose of the vaccine.
Recruitment Target
  • Individuals
Number of Participants
5,200
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
3,000
Supplementary Information
A nested case-control study of all new cases was done after Phase II. Participants found positive for the virus are matched with controls in the cohort from within their own professional group and health region.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Possible Access to Data
Possible Access to Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

C19-HCW population

Selection Criteria

Countries
  • Canada
Territory
British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec
Other Criteria
Be a health care worker: physicians, nurses, health care aides and personal support workers

Sources of Recruitment

Specific Population
  • Members of an association
Supplementary Information
Recruitment procedure was done by approaching health care workers through their regulatory bodies. In Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec physicians have been approached through the provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons. Nurses (RN, RPNs, LPNs) have been recruited only in Alberta, personal support workers (PSW) in Ontario and health care aides (HCA) in Alberta.

Sample Size

Number of Participants
5,200
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
3,000

Data Collection Events

# Name Description Start End
0 C19-HCW - Phase I 2020 (April) 2020 (October)
1 C19-HCW - Phase II 2020 (October) 2021 (March)
2 C19-HCW - Phase III 2021 (May) 2021 (October)
3 C19-HCW - Nested case-control study 2020 (October) 2022 (March)
4 C19-HCW - 4 months post-vaccination 2021 (April) 2022 (March)
5 C19-HCW - 7 months post-vaccination 2021 (July) 2022 (March)
6 C19-HCW - 13 months post-vaccination 2022 (January) 2022 (March)
7 C19-HCW - Phase IV 2022 (March) Ongoing

Individual Studies Included

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Harmonization Projects Included

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Networks

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Datasets

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Last Update: 2021-07-30 14:32