COVID-19, Resilience, and Well-Being in Children with Disabilities
The research team at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital would like to learn more about the experiences of youth with disabilities and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. We would like you to complete an interview and get your perspective on how you have adjusted to change, and your mental and physical health.
Dr. Shannon Scratch and Dr. Amy McPherson
Call to action
We are looking for youth with disabilities and their caregivers to participate in this research project.
Who can participate
- Youth ages 12 to 21 years who identify as having a disability and can communicate fluently in English. Youth who cannot demonstrate the capacity to consent to research are not eligible for this study.
- Caregivers of youth ages 5-18 with a disability that can communicate fluently in English. Caregivers should consider themselves one of the primary caregivers and must demonstrate the capacity to consent to research.
Centre for Leadership in Innovation at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.
- Youth will be asked to fill out a demographic questionnaire and complete an interview with a member of the study team. Youth will be asked to talk about how they responded to changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Total time commitment for youth is 1 hour.
- Caregivers will be asked to fill out a demographic questionnaire and complete an interview with a member of the study team. Caregivers will be asked to share their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how their family may have adjusted. Total time commitment is 1 hour.
Interested in participating
If you are interested in participating in this study or have additional questions, please contact Sonya Basarke at firstname.lastname@example.org/ 416-425-6220 ext. 3261 with your interest, and she will get back to you shortly. Contacting us does not obligate you or your child to participate in the study.