Serologic Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Among Provincial Prison Inmates in Quebec

Overview

Acronym
SPIQ
Investigators
  • Dr. Nadine Kronfli

    McGill University

  • Dr. Matthew P. Cheng

    McGill University

  • Dr. Joseph Cox

    McGill University

  • Dr. Sébastien Poulin

    Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux des Laurentides

Contacts
  • Camille Dussault

    McGill Health University Centre

General Design

Study design
Cross-sectional
Start Year
2020
End Year
2021
Recruitment Target
  • Individuals
Number of Participants
1,200
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
1,200

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Possible Access to Data
Possible Access to Biosamples
Other

Supplementary Information

This study positions Quebec to lead a first ever seroprevalence study in response to the COVID-19 pandemic among incarcerated adults in Quebec’s provincial prisons. Serological testing in key populations such as people in prison will not only estimate previous exposure to SARS-Cov-2, but will also contribute to a better understanding of immunity, transmission, and disease burden of COVID-19 among provincial inmates. The goal is to provide real-world data to assist in the prioritization of key populations in COVID-19 vaccination.

Timeline

Population

SPIQ population

Selection Criteria

Gender
Men only
Countries
  • Canada
Territory
Quebec
Other Criteria

Inclusion criteria: Incarcerated at a facility for more than 24 hours and the ability to understand and consent to study participation in either French or English.

Exclusion criteria: Anyone posing a security risk to the research team, as determined by correctional officers, anyone in isolation with active SARS-CoV-2 or under investigation for COVID-19 as a close contact of a diagnosed case, and/or anyone with symptoms compatible with COVID-19.

Sources of Recruitment

Specific Population
  • Other specific population : incarcerated adult men
Supplementary Information
Participants were recruited from three selected detention facilities under the responsibility of the Quebec Ministry of Public Security.

Sample Size

Number of Participants
1,200
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
1,200

Data Collection Events

# Name Description Start End
1 SPIQ - Recruitment 2021 (January) 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 16:00