Physicians are at risk for high rates of depression, substance abuse, suicide, and burnout, an occupational phenomenon resulting from chronic workplace stress. New working conditions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated these occupational health burdens for physicians at a time when baseline levels of stress, burnout, and poor mental health were already overwhelmingly high.This onslaught of new (and potentially recurrent) acute stressors on top of chronic stress presents crisis of occupational health and moral integrity for physicians. There is an important need to (1) characterize the relationship between pandemic workplace conditions and adverse health outcomes (e.g. fatigue, stress, burnout, mental illness) and (2) identify work practices and organizational characteristics that promote occupational health and wellbeing and reduce the risk of such outcomes. To respond to these urgent and ongoing needs, we propose a novel exploratory study of the occupational wellbeing of physicians working on the front line of COVID-19 care.
We will identify changes in the numbers, seriousness, and outcomes of breast cancers diagnosed during the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to before the pandemic.
This study asks participants about their pre-pandemic, current, and expected post-pandemic behaviors to better understand long-term societal changes that may occur as a result of the pandemic. The study focuses on transportation-related outcomes.
Do you have an opinion about COVID vaccines? Are you Black and living in NC, GA or AL? You may be able to take a one-time survey to tell us your thoughts. Compensation provided.
The current project examines the reasons for increasing turnover in ICU nurses at a large academic medical center. This project investigates the effectiveness of the implementation of an affect labeling intervention on increasing resilience, reducing perceived stress, and decreasing intention to leave.
The purpose of this study is to determine if cellular therapy of regulatory T cells could be used to treat patients with COVID-19 pneumonia.
Are you a Black patient who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and seen a doctor at UNC to discuss treatment? Did COVID-19 cause your appointments to be done over the phone instead of in an office? If you discussed your prostate cancer diagnosis virtually or in person, you may be able to participate in a study looking to understand how treatment decisions are made by Black patients with prostate cancer. We want to know how you feel about your experience has been and how it could have been better! Compensation provided.
This study aims to estimate the efficacy of SARS-CoV-2 rS/M1 vaccine against infection
This study is for people who had COVID-19 and participated in ACTIV-2/A5401 and received either experimental treatment, a standard of care COVID-19 treatment, or placebo. This study is also for people who have not previously had a COVID-19 infection. The study is designed to evaluate how the immune system responds to mRNA-COVID-19 vaccines in these participants. The safety of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in persons with prior COVID-19 who did and did not receive prior experimental treatment for COVID-19 will be explored.
The purpose of the study is to see how Kenyan clerics at the Coastal Region used social media platforms to communicate with their followers in areas including spiritual needs, teaching, counseling during the pandemic due to lockdowns by the government.