Study recruitment: Making visible the life stories of families of children who are immunocompromised during COVID-19

Dr. Roberta Woodgate, a Distinguished Professor and Researcher in the College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba is conducting a study with a team of researchers from the University of Manitoba, as well as other organizations and hospitals in Canada and internationally.

They want to understand and document the lived experience of families with a child who is immunocompromised (IC) or has an immune-system condition (ISC) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Families from across Canada who have a child aged 5 – 25 who is IC/ISC are invited to participate.

If your are interested or have any questions, please contact, ingauge@umanitoba.ca.
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Study Summary

We want to understand and document the lived experience of families with a child who is immunocompromised (IC) or has an immune-system condition (ISC) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Families from across Canada who have a child aged 5 – 25 who is IC/ISC are invited to participate. During the study, you, as well as each family member who desires, will participate in an individual interview with a research staff member. Then, you will also participate individually or as a family in a photograph activity and discuss the photos in an interview.

You can take the study at a pace suitable to your families’ life schedule, the study will be going on till May 2025.

You will also be provided with an honorarium for taking part in the study. Your participation in this study will provide important insights into the experience of families with children who are IC/ISC throughout the current COVID-19 and future crises.