COVID-19 Survey Inventory List

Survey Inventory IDLead OrganizationSurvey NameDescriptionThemesMethodApproximate Data Collection Start DateExpected Data Collection End DateTarget PopulationAnticipated number of surveys to be collectedSurvey linkResults linkContact NameEmail Address
University of British ColumbiaYouth Health and COVID-19 Survey

Globally, young adults (18-30 years) have not generally been the foci of the social or economic responses to COVID-19. However, they have and will experience both economic and psychological repercussions on both the individual and population levels as a result of the public health ordinances that have been enacted. As such, understanding the social and health repercussions experienced by youth will be key in informing adaptive social, economic and public health responses tailored to the needs of young adults. Of particular interest in this study are the mental health, sexual health and substance use needs of young adults. The purposes of this study are to: (1) Measure and monitor trends in the determinants of sexual health, substance use and mental health related outcomes among youth in Canada and France in the context of COVID-19, and (2) Develop inter-sectoral capacity to use the new data that will be generated in order to inform strategies for adapting and scaling-up interventions (including services, policies and programs) that address the health and social well-being of young adults in the context of COVID-19.

Youth, young adults, mental health, sexual health, substance useWeb-based survey
BC Children's Hospital Research InstituteCOVID-19 Health Policy Study (Understanding the Effects of Public Health Outbreak Control Policies and Implementation on Individuals and Communities: A path to improving COVID-19 Policy Effectiveness)

Various public health measures and policies have been implemented since January 2020 to control the spread of COVID-19 and prevent further global impact of the pandemic. Researchers at the VEC, in collaboration with researchers and health care providers across Canada, China and Bangladesh would like to understand the impact of these policies on individuals and communities. We will be interviewing policy makers, health care providers, people who live in communal settings such as shelters, social service providers and members of the media. We are seeking the experiences, perspectives and views of a range of people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and related public health measures.

Public health, health care workers, policyA 45-60 minute interview by telephone or zoom involving questions about your experiences, perspectives and views on the impact of the COVID-19 public health policiesHealth care workers in acute care settings, frontline public health, and long-term care settings.vecstudies@bcchr.ubc.ca
PHSACovid-19 Outbreak: Understanding the ethical challenges faced by health care workers PHSA Ethics Service

The purpose of this voluntary and confidential research survey is to understand the type of moral distress events that BC health care professionals are currently experiencing. Moral distress is something that can happen when you know the ethically correct action that needs to take place but you feel powerless to take that action. The reasons that you feel powerless might be due to a variety of reasons including fear, poor communication, pressure from others, or institutional policies or procedures.

Health care workers, moral distressOnline surveyBC health care workers during the COVID 19 pandemic outbreak.Alice Virani, Agnes T Blackalice.virani@phsa.ca, ABlack@providencehealth.bc.ca
1BC Centre for Disease ControlBCCDC COVID-19 Misinformation and Stigma Survey

As the BCCDC is aiming to be the source of truth for information in BC during the COVID-19 response, it is essential we understand the level and impact of misinformation locally to develop proactive solutions. The survey gives us an opportunity to reflect on our different publics' needs and assess our communication strategy while responding to an ongoing crisis.

Knowledge of COVID-19 (prevention, treatment and transmission), behaviour change due to COVID-19 (healthy and harmful coping behaviours), communication preferences (where and why do different publics in BC access information sources), stigma (discrimination and racism due to COVID-19).3,073Emily Rempel, Katie Fenn, Harlan Prudenemily.rempel@bccdc.ca, katie.fenn@phsa.ca, harlan.pruden@bccdc.ca
2BC Centre for Disease ControlBC COVID-19 SPEAK: Your story, our future

The COVID-19 population health survey is one of three planned initiatives to strengthen capabilities for heightened surveillance and coordinated pandemic response activities to guide and inform ongoing public health measures. The survey provides a means for understanding public risk perceptions, acceptability, effectiveness and harms of measures that can help inform public health prevention goals and provide engagement to support ongoing public trust and adherence with maintaining social distancing measures. The other planned initiatives which will be informed by the population health survey relate to a serological survey to assess the extent of COVID-19 infection in the general population, and then a sentinel surveillance program to provide earlier indication of community transmission.

Public health response; the survey includes questions to guide public health decision making with regard to testing strategies, management of cases and contacts, measures targeted at the individual and community level, broader policy considerations and equity.05-12-2020Jat Sandhujat.sandhu@bccdc.ca
3BC Patient Centred MeasurementCOVID-19 patient experience module

The COVID-19 patient experience module leverages BC's provincial Continuity Across Transitions (CAT) survey. Patients who visited one of 102 EDs or were discharged following an inpatient stay at one of 78 acute care hospitals are randomly sampled from the 1st to 15th and 16th to end of each month. Experiences pre/during/post the COVID-19 pandemic are being captured.

COVID-19 as reason for ED visit/hospitalization, experiences with Virtual Health visits, confidence in steps taken to prevent contracting COVID-19 in ED/hospital, awareness of importance of hand hygiene, communication due to reduced family presence, keeping babies/new mothers safe in hospital & post discharge; sources of information about COVID-19; confidence in having care needs met in ED/hospital during pandemic; opinions of people working in healthcare; social connectedness during pandemic; overall life satisfaction; helpfulness of online resources for stress/anxiety/depression related to pandemic.Random sample of ED visits/hospital discharges10-01-20192% sampling ratio = 1 of every 50 ED visitsLena Cuthbertsonlcuthbertson@providencehealth.bc.ca, info.bcpcm@providencehealth.bc.ca
4Vancouver Coastal Health AuthorityCOVID Community Follow-Up

This survey will be given to patients who are discharged from a hospital encounter for COVID (from either a COVID unit or ICU) and receive subsequent community follow-up for 7 weeks post-discharge. This is a program-led survey, for use in ongoing QI.

Community follow-up, patients' experience with their follow-up encounters (was the care respectful of their preferences, did they receive all the info they needed, did their regular provider seem up to date, etc.) as well as how they are doing at home after 7 weeks.Online or paper surveySerena Bertoli-Haley, Emilie GladstoneSerena.Bertoli-Haley@vch.ca, Emilie.Gladstone@vch.ca
5Vancouver Coastal Health AuthorityExperience with Elective Surgery

To contact patients whose elective surgeries are resumed starting in mid-May. Will have a pre-op component, and a follow-up once the patient has been discharged home. Pilot in a few surgical services at VGH.

Surgical services, elective surgery, patients, experience with their follow-up encounters (was the care respectful of their preferences, did they receive all the info they needed, did their regular provider seem up to date, etc.) as well as how they are doing at home after 7 weeks.Serena Bertoli-Haley, Claire Snyman (patient partner)Serena.Bertoli-Haley@vch.ca, claire@twosteps.ca
6Vancouver Coastal Health AuthorityPatient Experience with Virtual Health Encounters

This survey will be sent to clients who had any virtual encounters with VCH providers/teams since the start of service restrictions due to COVID response. The survey results will inform an evaluation of Virtual Health as a viable technology for ongoing use in community encounters, alongside a staff and provider experience survey about working remotely. The initiative is being led by our HR department.

Virtual health, ease of booking appointments, experience with provider interaction over virtual modality (listening, involving, encouraging questions), perception of safety, overall experience with virtual modality, likelihood to recommend, likelihood to use in the future as an alternative to face-to-face encounters, whether patient received enough pertinent COVID info from VCH.Serena Bertoli-Haley, Tanya TangSerena.Bertoli-Haley@vch.ca, Tanya.Tang@vch.ca
7Vancouver Coastal Health AuthorityExperience with use of Virtual Health to Connect with Family

Unlike the first survey, which is for virtual clinical encounters, this survey would be given to patients on COVID units who use hospital-provided devices to video-chat with friends and family who cannot visit in person. This is only a concept at this time

Virtual health; whether the video call benefited the patient re: staying connected to loved ones, reducing sense of isolation; was it easy to use, was the audio-video quality acceptable, were staff helpful in setting it upIn planningSerena Bertoli-HaleySerena.Bertoli-Haley@vch.ca
8Statistics CanadaThe Canadian Perspectives Survey Series: Series 1

A new Canadian Perspectives Survey Series (CPSS), for which a panel of Canadians have agreed to complete a number of short online surveys. The COVID-19 pandemic is currently disrupting the lives and habits of all Canadians. It is therefore necessary to quickly gather information to help understand its impacts on the physical and mental health of individuals, as well as on their social and employment circumstances. The CPSS is a probabilistic panel based on the Labour Force Survey and is therefore representative of the general population.

Impacts of COVID-19, health-related concerns, family-related concerns, social concerns, precautions taken by Canadians, violence in the home, physical distancing, time on internet and TV, alcohol consumption, junk food consumption, sources of informationOngoing series of about six short online surveys (every 2 months).
8Statistics CanadaThe Canadian Perspectives Survey Series: Series 2

A new Canadian Perspectives Survey Series (CPSS), for which a panel of Canadians have agreed to complete a number of short online surveys. The COVID-19 pandemic is currently disrupting the lives and habits of all Canadians. It is therefore necessary to quickly gather information to help understand its impacts on the physical and mental health of individuals, as well as on their social and employment circumstances. The CPSS is a probabilistic panel based on the Labour Force Survey and is therefore representative of the general population.

Mental health, physical distancing, social interaction, consumption of alcohol and junk foodOngoing series of about six short online surveys (every 2 months).
8Statistics CanadaThe Canadian Perspectives Survey Series: Series 3

A new Canadian Perspectives Survey Series (CPSS), for which a panel of Canadians have agreed to complete a number of short online surveys. The COVID-19 pandemic is currently disrupting the lives and habits of all Canadians. It is therefore necessary to quickly gather information to help understand its impacts on the physical and mental health of individuals, as well as on their social and employment circumstances. The CPSS is a probabilistic panel based on the Labour Force Survey and is therefore representative of the general population.

Contact tracing app, resuming economic and social activities during COVID-19, taking precautions, wearing a mask, hand washing, returning to work, fear of COVID-19 related stigmatizationOngoing series of about six short online surveys (every 2 months).
9Statistics CanadaImpacts of COVID-19 on Canadians: Data Collection Series

Crowdsourcing questionnaires to collect data on the current economic and social situation, as well as on people's physical and mental health, to effectively assess the needs of communities and implement suitable support measures during and after the pandemic. In order to implement this survey rapidly, it will be conducted online only, and responding is voluntary for anyone within Canada.

Various - childcare, learning at home, Indigenous people, immigrant population, gender differences, disability, economic accounts, health, income and expenditure accounts, mental health and well-being, impacts on post-secondary students, experiences of discrimination04-03-2020
10Dalhousie UniversityCross-Canada survey on how Canadians are coping with the COVID-19 outbreak

In partnership with Angus Reid, Dalhousie University is releasing results of a cross-Canada survey on how Canadians are coping with the COVID-19 outbreak

Food, grocery shopping, food provisions compared with food provisions before the outbreak, concern for outbreak, concern for health risks when going to a food service facility.1,014
12University of British ColumbiaQuick COVID-19 Primary Care Survey of Patients

The Strategy for Patient Oriented Research Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation Network in partnership with the Larry A. Green Center, is launching a bi-weekly Canadian Primary Care Survey of Patient Experiences and Outcomes focusing on the impact of COVID-19.

Primary care, patients, strain in getting needed primary care services, preferences for care delivery (e.g. virtual care), team-based care, equity.Bi-weekly (coming soon).Sabrina WongSabrina.Wong@ubc.ca
13University of British ColumbiaCanadian Quick COVID-19 Primary Care Survey

In April 2020, the Strategy for Patient Oriented Research Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation Network in partnership with the Larry A. Green Center, launched a weekly Canadian Quick COVID-19 Primary Care Survey of Clinicians (physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners).

Primary care, practitioners, economic concerns/financial strain, family concerns, patient volume, changing delivery of services, patients avoiding care, patient mental health concerns, personal protective equipment, virtual health.WeeklyOpen to all primary care clinicians across CanadaSabrina WongSabrina.Wong@ubc.ca
14University of British ColumbiaCOVID-19 Quick Canadian Physiotherapist Survey

On Friday, May 15, the BC Primary Health Care Research Network launched a bi-weekly Canadian Quick COVID-19 Survey of Physiotherapists. The purpose of this short survey is to better understand the current state of physiotherapy practice in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic, how Canadian physiotherapists are coping with COVID-19, and how physiotherapists are adapting their practice to continue to treat the health needs of the Canadian population

Physiotherapy, role of physiotherapists in containment/management of COVID-19, economic concerns/financial strain, patient volume, changing delivery of services, patients avoiding care, personal protective equipment, tele-health and virtual health.Bi-weeklyAllison EzzatAllison.Ezzat@ubc.ca
15University of British ColumbiaRural Community Responses to COVID-19

To learn from rural and remote communities across BC about their experiences and community responses to COVID-19.

Rural and remote communities, effect of COVID-19 on the community, community response to COIVD-19 (including protocols/physical distancing, spirit building activities), and sources of communication.Jude Kornelsenjude.kornelsen@familymed.ubc.ca
16Angus Reid InstituteCOVID-19 in Canada

The Angus Reid Data Digest includes the report COVID-19 in Canada, which is updated as new information becomes available. Data is also released in a series of press releases.

Various: vaccine, attitude toward face masks, second wave, concern about contracting COVID-19, concerns about friends or family contracting COVID-19, Chinese Canadians on racism, personal finances and spending habits, employment status, aid programs (i.e. EI or CERB), health and well-being, how well governments are handling the crisis, social distancing, working from home, medical appointments, children, faith, perceptions on return to normal, infection rate02-01-2020
17Canadian Women's FoundationEarly Impacts of Coronavirus: Survey for Service Providers

Survey for service providers who focus on serving diverse women, girls, and trans and non-binary people in Canada. Answers will help understand how the CWF can support service providers and what to advocate for with decision-makers.

Women and girls, trans and non-binary people; increased/decreased demand for services; program/organizational changes as a result of the pandemic; impact on capacity to deliver services; interventions/supports that would help.119
18Mental Health Research CanadaMental Health in Crisis: How COVID-19 is Impacting Canadians

To capture Canadians' perception of their levels of anxiety and depression, and to identify and evaluate the factors that influence mental health.

Mental health, depression, anxietyMHRC plans to do follow-up surveys every four to eight weeks to track movement in mental health in Canada.
28Fraser Health AuthorityThe lived experiences of Canadian Critical Care Nurses providing direct patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic

A collaboration between Fraser Health Authority, UBC and the University of Ottawa, this survey and interview study is to examine the experiences of critical care nurses caring for COVID-19 patients.

Health care workers, experiences of critical care nursesSurvey and interviewsHealth care workers
29Provinicial Health Services AuthorityCOVID-19 - What Families Think and Do

Led by the BC Children's Hospital, the objective of this study is to assess parental attitudes towards COVID-19, to understand the reasons they decided to come to the Emergency Department and to learn about their attitudes about vaccination during a time of a global pandemic. The BC Children's Hospital is collaborating with the Department of Emergency Medicine Mary Bridge Children's Hospital, Tacoma, Washington, Emergency Medicine Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, Washington, and Emergency Medicine Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Portland, Oregon.

Emergency medicine, parental attitudes, vaccinationsOnline standardized questionnaireAll families coming to the Emergency Department at participating sites
30Provinicial Health Services AuthorityOrtho COVID-19 Survey: Impact of COVID-19 on Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Practice

A collaboration between the BC Children?s Hospital Research Institute and UBC, the primary purpose of this study is to investigate the impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on pediatric orthopaedic practice across the globe. Data will be collected anonymously and/or be de-identified.

Pediatric orthopaedic surgery practiceInternational online surveypediatric orthopaedic surgeons