Study that helps to provide data to guide public action, in particular through the action of the Ministry of Health in the digital management of the COVID-19 crisis

Description of the Study:

  • Title: 
  • Principal investigator: Jean-Pierre Thierry, Guillaume Desjeux, Laurent Chiche and François Montestruc.
  • Centers of Implementation: Promoted by France Assos Santé and supported by the Health Data Hub.
  • Study Population: Study intended for:
    – Residents of France.
    – Beneficiaries of Assurance Maladie.
    – Senior (≥ 18 years old).
    – With a physician-diagnosed chronic condition or disability (self-reported); or no condition and no disability (control population) or being a caregiver.
    – With a valid e-mail address, cell phone number and Internet connection.
  • Study Type: Epidemiological study.
  • Methods: When participating in the study, an initial questionnaire is filled in and every month the participant receives an email and an SMS from to inform him/her that a new questionnaire is available. The questionnaire is automatically adapted to each person’s situation (age, active or retired, pathologies, disability, etc.).

Objectives of the Study:

Principal Objective: To measure over two years (May 2020 to May 2022) the feelings of the French population during this health crisis.

Secondary Objectives:
(1) To make known the problems related to the participant’s situation or pathology.
(2) To enlighten decision-makers on the issue of the long-term psychological impact of this pandemic on French society, and on the chronically ill and disabled population and their environment.
(3) To make the voice of the patient or caregiver known, both by the public and by decision-makers.

More about this Study:

Scientific Context: The coronavirus has suddenly entered our lives changing the way we live, work, communicate, consume … and take care of ourselves; an even more acute reality for the chronically ill who are also the most exposed.


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