COVID Parent Survey Study

COVID-19: What Families Think and Do - A Survey for Families Visiting the Pediatric Emergency Department

Study Summary

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting the vast majority of countries and territories around the world. Many States and Provinces declared a public health emergency. During the unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic, parents and children alike may find themselves under significant stress. This may result from fear of medical harm caused by the virus, external pressures such as loss of work and income, childcare issues, self-isolation etc. As a result, some families may seek medical advice in a pediatric Emergency Department (ED). Some presentations may be out of fear for a child with COVID-19 symptoms, or simply for viral testing. Additionally, routine medical/surgical emergencies still occur during a pandemic and require emergent attention; families may be fearful of approaching an ED setting where COVID-19 infection may have been present. The goal of the COVID Parent Survey study is to conduct a short on-line survey of families presenting to the pediatric ED to assess the attitudes and actions of this population as it relates to COVID-19. The COVID Parent Survey study is an international, multi-centre study taking place in pediatric EDs in 14 tertiary hospitals across Canada, the United States, Israel and Japan.

Objectives

  1. To assess the attitudes of parents/caregivers regarding COVID-19
  2. To understand the reasons parents/caregivers decided to come to the ED during a time of global pandemic
  3. To learn about attitudes of parents/caregivers regarding vaccination during a time of a global pandemic

Principal Study Investigator: Dr. Ran Goldman 

Leading Institution: University of British Columbia

PERT Site Investigator: Dr. Graham Thompson

Study Team: Dr. Sara Ahmed, Dr. Samina Ali, Dr. Julie C. Brown, Dr. Adrienne L. Davis, Dr. Nathalie Orr Gaucher, Dr. Matt Hansen, Dr. Shashidhar R. Marneni, Dr. Jeanine E. Hall, Dr. Thomas L. Hurt, Dr. Tomohiro Katsuta, Dr. Eileen J. Klein, Dr. Eran Kozer, Dr. Ahmed Mater, Dr. David Sheridan, Dr. Naoki Shimizu