Healthcare workers: Help us learn the impact of COVID-19 on your life

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Researchers within the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and School of Nursing are conducting a study to shed light on how the pandemic is affecting the lives of healthcare workers. Your participation can help inform how healthcare systems support the health and wellbeing of their teams.

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What are researchers looking to discover?

The overarching goal of this research is to study behaviors, stress, and burnout related to COVID-19 among healthcare workers (HCWs).

The IRB-approved study will investigate stress, stress management, use of employee assistance or other services, well-being, job and financial security, COVID-19 symptoms and diagnosis, and mobility patterns (e.g., time spent at home, work, or engaging in out-of-home recreation) over a 12-month period.

Results will inform the development or expansion of organizational support within healthcare systems to ensure the wellbeing of the healthcare workforce.   

Who is eligible for the study?

Healthcare workers between the ages of 18 and 80 are welcome, particularly those who provide clinical services.

What does the study look like?

Participants will receive short surveys asking about COVID-19 symptoms, exposures, and outcomes and continued stress, behaviors, and burnout related to COVID-19 over the course of the study. Each survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

What is the time commitment?

Individuals in this research study are expected to participate for up to 12 months. Initial sessions take about 20 minutes, with short surveys sent to participants thereafter for the remainder of the study.

How can people sign up?

Healthcare workers that are interested in joining this study begin here.

Who is conducting the study?

Ryan Demmer, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Jayne Fulkerson, PhD
Professor, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota