CovidNor

Objective

To explore the symptoms and clinical findings of patients with mild Covid-19-disease outside hospitals and to understand the response of the primary health care system, including infection prevention and control.

Background

Following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19, the WHO encourages research to increase the current level of knowledge of this disease. The first stage of the epidemic in Norway has also been under control, with mostly imported cases. Norway has early on encouraged self-quarantine for exposed individuals, and thus we have the opportunity to evaluate the clinical course, personal experiences and emotions throughout the whole course of the illness. There has been a national mobilization of the primary health care system, under the local lead of the Municipality Chief Medical Officers (MCMOs). They, together with the large group of general practitioners (GPs), are in the front line during this epidemic, and their experience is the key to learn from this challenging situation. In order to understand the clinical picture of the mild form of the disease, the potential fear of disease, as well as the response of the local medical teams, research from primary health care is very much needed.

Aims

Part A: To evaluate the clinical course of covid-19 outside of hospitals, and the fears and worries of the people personally affected by the situation

Part B: To evaluate the clinical presentation of patients seeking general practitioners with respiratory tract infections during the epidemic

Part C: To explore general practitioners’ experiences and views on their response to the COVID-19 epidemic, and their experiences with the local and national responses

Part D: To explore MCMOs’ experiences and views on their response to the COVID-19 epidemic, and their experience with the local and national responses.

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TSD

  • Ja

Biobank

  • Nei

Godkjenninger

NSD - Ja 1 fil

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Prosjektleder / prosjektansvarlig ved UiO

Jørund Straand

Ansvarlig enhet

Avdeling for allmennmedisin

Forskere

Prosjekttype

  • Forskerprosjekt

Helsefaglig forskning

  • Ja

Personopplysninger

  • Ja

Tidsperiode

  • Start: mars 2020
  • Slutt: april 2022