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Findings from an online survey on the mental health effects of COVID-19 on Canadians with disabilities and chronic health conditions
“Increased anxiety, stress, and despair were associated with negative financial effects of COVID-19, greater concerns about contracting COVID-19, increased loneliness, and decreased feelings of belonging…Findings address how the global health crisis is contributing to declining mental health status through heightened concerns over contracting the virus, increases in economic insecurity, and growing social isolation, speaking to how health pandemics exacerbate health inequalities.”
David Pettinicchio, Michelle Maroto, Lei Chai, Martin Lukk. Findings from an online survey on the mental health effects of COVID-19 on Canadians with disabilities and chronic health conditions, Disability and Health Journal, Volume 14, Issue 3, 2021.
Perceptions of Canadian Federal Policy Responses to COVID-19 among People with Disabilities and Chronic Health Conditions
“Policy preferences among people with disabilities and chronic health conditions reflect broader partisan divides, as well as health and economic situations specific to this group…Our study also alludes to long-term implications both for health and financial wellbeing and for perceptions of government policy and policy-makers. The pandemic is ever-evolving. What many respondents have voiced is that effective policy pandemic countermeasures should include targeted efforts to help disadvantaged groups.”
David Pettinicchio, Michelle Maroto and Martin Lukk. Perceptions of Canadian Federal Policy Responses to COVID-19 among People with Disabilities and Chronic Health Conditions. Canadian Public Policy 47(2):231-251