Engage-COVID-19: A mixed methods study of biomedical, behavioural, and psychosocial aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in Canada

Overview

Acronym
Engage-COVID-19
Investigators
  • Dr. Daniel Grace

    University of Toronto

  • Dr. Joseph Cox

    McGill University

  • Dr. Trevor Hart

    Ryerson University

  • Dr. David Moore

    British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

  • Dr. Gilles Lambert

    University of Montreal Public Health Research Institute (IRSPUM)

  • Dr. Nathan Lachowsky

    University of Victoria

  • Mr. Jody Jollimore

    Community Based Research Centre

Contacts
  • Dr. Shayna Skakoon-Sparling Shayna

    Ryerson University

  • Dr. Daniel Grace

    University of Toronto

General Design

Study design
Cohort
Start Year
2020
End Year
2021
General Information on Follow Up (profile, frequency)
The first wave of data collection was completed in April 2021 and the second wave of data collection is on-going (anticipated completion in October 2021).
Recruitment Target
  • Individuals
Number of Participants
1,842
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
1,842

Timeline

Population

Engage-COVID-19 population

Selection Criteria

Gender
Men only
Minimum age
17
Countries
  • Canada
Territory
Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal
Other Criteria
self-identify as a Gay and Bisexual Men (GBM), including transgender GBM, reported having sex with another man within the past 6 months, and able to read English or French.

Sources of Recruitment

Participants from Existing Studies
  • Engage Cohort Study

Sample Size

Number of Participants
1,842
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
1,842
Supplementary Information
Vancouver: 565 participants
Toronto: 388 participants
Montreal: 889 participants

Data Collection Events

# Name Description Start End
0 Engage-COVID-19 - Wave 1 2020 (September) 2021 (April)
1 Engage-COVID-19 - Wave 2 2021 (April) 2021 (October)

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 14:18