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Perceived risk of getting COVID-19 is associated with poorer mental health outcomes in British Columbia school staff

A CITF-funded study, published in the Journal of Affective Disorders Reports, found that school staff who felt they were at higher risk of getting COVID-19 reported higher anxiety symptoms. Female school staff who perceived they had a higher risk of getting COVID-19 experienced higher levels of psychological distress and had lower levels of optimism.

2023-10-27T10:36:20-04:00October 27, 2023|Occupational groups|

Profiling a cohort of retail workers in Quebec to study the COVID-19 immune response

A CITF-funded team studied the risk to grocery store, hardware store, bar, and restaurant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This cohort profile preprint article, not yet peer-reviewed, describes participant demographic, socioeconomic, behavioural, clinical, and occupational characteristics, as well as whether participants tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, experienced any COVID-19 symptoms (where applicable), and were vaccinated.

2023-10-02T15:32:08-04:00October 2, 2023|Occupational groups|

Canadian dentists reported low rates of psychological distress early in the COVID-19 pandemic

A CITF-funded study, published in Journal of Dental Research, reported low rates of psychological distress symptoms among Canadian dentists early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers did find that there was modest positive association between dentists’ stress levels, as measured through saliva hormone cortisol testing, and the number of COVID-19 cases in Canada.

2023-06-22T14:49:08-04:00June 22, 2023|Occupational groups|

Seroprevalence and COVID-19 vaccination among correctional workers in Quebec

A CITF-funded study published in Frontiers in Public Health and led by Dr. Nadine Kronfli (McGill University Health Centre) showed that correctional officers were most likely to have acquired SARS-CoV-2 but least likely to be vaccinated when compared to all other correctional workers, underscoring the importance of addressing both occupational risks and COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy to mitigate future outbreaks in the provincial prisons in Quebec.

2022-11-28T16:50:20-05:00November 28, 2022|Occupational groups|

COVID-19 among Ontario elementary and secondary school education workers

Early in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, virus transmission and the risk of infection among education workers was unclear. Upon studying this population in Ontario, CITF-funded researchers Drs. Brenda Coleman, Sharon Straus and Allison McGeer, from the University of Toronto, revealed that the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission was significantly higher between people living in the same household than between people in work or other social situations. They emphasize that practicing protective measures when a household member has been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 home would help reduce the risk of infection. Their results were recently published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

2022-05-09T10:54:05-04:00March 1, 2022|Occupational groups|
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