Clinical Study

Barriers And Facilitators To Prevention Of Cov1d-19 In Latinx Families

Posted Date: Aug 26, 2020

  • Investigator: Amy Rule
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  • Type of Study: Observational/Survey

The novel, deadly SARS-Cov-2 virus, which causes the coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19), has led to 6.9 million infections worldwide. This includes approximately 5,000 infections in Greater Cincinnati, with a disproportionate impact on racial and ethnic minorities.Early national data suggests that such disparities are associated with factors including crowded housing, critical workforce participation, multi-generational households, lack of access to sick leave, and differential access to insurance and health care, and other systemic inequities all play a role Locally, the Latinx community make up 3.7% of Cincinnati’s population, yet they account for a disproportionate 18.6% of all COVID19 infections. Moreover, 53% of all COVID-positive laboring mothers in area birth hospitals and 37% of pediatric positives at CCHMC occur among Latinx individuals., we first seek to use mixed methods to better characterize the Cincinnati Latinx community COVID-related knowledge, prevention and quarantine behaviors, and facilitators and barriers including basic needs and in accessing COVID-19 testing and care. Knowledge generated from this characterization will enable us to better, and more collaboratively, design sustainable, effective interventions to address present needs now and in future COVID-19 phases (e.g.,. after vaccine becomes available). Following this initial focus on characterization, we will move into a second phase, where we will use a social-cognitive theory framework6 to co-design health education interventions to address COVID-related disparities.


Any Hispanic Individual Over The Age Of 18


Covid, Health Disparities, Latino

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