iCARE Study Analysis Plan Log


The purpose of the iCARE Study Analysis Plan (iSAP) log is to serve as a repository of prospective analyses stemming from the work of the iCARE project’s collaborators. The goal is to encourage sharing and collaboration through a collegial and transparent process.

The iCARE study and the iSAP are managed through the Montréal Behavioural Medicine Centre (MBMC) and submissions to the iSAP are coordinated with the assistance of one of the MBMC’s institutional partners, the International Behavioural Trials Network (IBTN).

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Unique ID iCARE-JS-0027
Prefix / Honorific (optional) (Prefix) Dr.
First or given name (First name) Jovana
Last or family name (Last name) Stojanovic
Email (Enter your email) jovana.stojanovic@mail.concordia.ca
Other investigators or team members (optional) Urška Košir (PhD), Simon L Bacon (PhD),Kim L Lavoie (PhD)
Institution Concordia University
Country (Country) Canada
Analysis Plan Title Impacts of COVID-19 on Individuals with Multiple Chronic Conditions: Analysis from a series of representative samples in Canadians
Analysis Plan Description This proposal aims to understand the impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians living with multimorbidity. We will analyse data from four representative surveys in Canada (Survey 2, 3, 4 and 5) in order to understand psychosocial, economic, health behaviour and access to care impacts among individuals with no chronic condition, with one chronic condition and multiple chronic conditions. Changes over time will be evaluated as well.Outcomes of interest include a series of questions from the iCARE impacts module, with possible answers ‘To a Great Extent’, ‘Somewhat’, ‘Very Little’, ‘Not at All’, ‘I dont know or I prefer not to answer’, ‘Not applicable’. Descriptive statistics (proportions) will be used to present differences in COVID-19 impacts across three groups of participants (no condition, one condition, more than 2 conditions). A series of binary and ordinal multivariate logistic regressions models will be performed to assess associations between COVID-19 related impacts (dependent variables) and multimorbidity status (independent variable), adjusting for time, age, sex, education, ethnicity, current employment and province. Sensitivity analysis according to different time-points and chronic condition clustering (for instance cardio-metabolic conditions, cancer, pulmonary conditions) will be performed. All statistical tests will be two-sided (p < 0.05 will be considered significant). Regression coefficients, log odds ratio and their 95% confidence intervals will be presented.
Keyword 1 COVID-19
Keyword 2 impacts
Keyword 3 (optional) multimorbidity
Survey data Survey data
Location data Country-based
Country (Country) Canada
Entry Date 29-03-2021 10:50
Unique ID iCARE-UK-0026
Prefix / Honorific (optional) (Prefix) Dr.
First or given name (First name) Urska
Last or family name (Last name) Kosir
Email (Enter your email) urska.kosir@psy.ox.ac.uk
Institution Concordia University
Country (Country) Canada
Analysis Plan Title Comparing impacts and concerns among young Canadians with cancer, chronic health conditions, and healthy individuals
Analysis Plan Description The aim of this study is to analyze data from a representative Canadian sample (Leger) and investigate if there exist differences in COVID-19 related concerns, and psychosocial functioning impact between young people with cancer, young people with other chronic health conditions, and healthy individuals. Differences in psychosocial impact were summarized descriptively between the three groups, and again using χ2 for bivariate comparisons between cancer and the remaining 2 groups (chronic/healthy). A series of binary and ordinal logistic regressions will be run to assess the associations between COVID-19 related concerns (dependent variable, concern/no concern), or feelings of anxiety, depression, and loneliness, respectively (dependent variables with three levels: greatly/somewhat/not at all) and the health status (independent variable with 3 levels: cancer, chronic health condition, healthy). Lowest level of impact, no concern, and healthy will be used as reference categories. Models will include age, gender, a diagnosis of mental health (yes/no), medical insurance (yes/no), and wave of survey as covariates. Any post hoc analyses may be specified additionally.
Keyword 1 cancer
Keyword 2 chronic health condition
Keyword 3 (optional) young adults
Survey data Survey data
Location data Country-based
Country (Country) Canada
Additional countries No
Analysis outputs (optional) Online presentation for COVID-19 Social Impacts Network/ Présentation: Le Réseau COVID-19 sur les impacts sociaux – March 10, 2021
Target completion date (optional) 30-04-2021
Entry Date 15-03-2021 14:46
Unique ID iCARE-VGB-0025
Prefix / Honorific (optional) (Prefix) Mr.
First or given name (First name) Vincent
Last or family name (Last name) Gosselin Boucher
Email (Enter your email) vincent.gosselin.boucher@gmail.com
Other investigators or team members (optional) Voisard, B., Stojanovic, J., Bacon, S.L., Lavoie,K.
Institution Université du Québec à Montréal
Country (Country) Canada
Analysis Plan Title Physical and mental health impact of the pandemic on Health care and essential workers – Representative samples
Analysis Plan Description Descriptive analysis for independent variables (IV) Comparison between groups for dependent variables (VD) Group: Healthcare workers (HCWs) vs No HCWs; Essential service workers (ESWs) vs No ESWs; HCWs vs ESWs; Comparison between Time for DV (Survey 1, Survey 2, Survey 3)
Keyword 1 Essential Service workers
Keyword 2 Mental Health
Survey data Survey data
Location data Country-based
Country (Country) Canada
Additional countries No
Target completion date (optional) 01-04-2021
Entry Date 08-02-2021 11:45
Updated on: 15-02-2021 00:00
Unique ID iCARE-LK-0024
First or given name (First name) lisa
Last or family name (Last name) kakinami
Email (Enter your email) lisa.kakinami@concordia.ca
Other investigators or team members (optional) Rubab Moiz (SCOL 391 project)
Institution Concordia University
Country (Country) Canada
Analysis Plan Title Associations between COVID and mental health in students
Analysis Plan Description The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted millions of people mentally and physically. The purpose of this study is to identify major mental health stressors associated with COVID-19 (e.g., fear of contracting, fear of spreading, increased academic concerns, etc.) among students. Thus the aims of this study are to (1) assess the association between COVID-19 and mental health of college and university students, and (2) assess the association between mental health of college and university students and the different coping mechanisms they have adopted since the outbreak. Depending on the sample size, this could include focusing on (a) those with the highest mental health stressors/concerns due to COVID-19, (b) sex differences, or (c) whether COVID-19 related mental health effects is a moderator for coping mechanisms. To address these objectives, we are asking for the data relating to COVID-19 stressors, mental health impacts, coping mechanisms, and student-specific questions in Survey 5. Using these data, we will perform statistical analysis through descriptive statistics of the sample, and multiple logistic regression with the use of particular coping mechanisms (e.g., used more than before vs. less or the same) as the outcomes focusing either on controlling for demographic and socioeconomic characteristics (e.g., age, perceived income ranking, etc.) or by performing a comparative analysis (e.g., sex comparison, perceived income ranking, etc.).
Keyword 1 student
Keyword 2 mental health
Keyword 3 (optional) coping mechanisms
Survey data Survey data
Location data Global
Target completion date (optional) 31-08-2021
Entry Date 02-02-2021 11:15

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Unique ID iCARE-AGH-0023
Prefix / Honorific (optional) (Prefix) Miss
First or given name (First name) Amandine
Last or family name (Last name) Gagnon-Hébert
Email (Enter your email) amandine.gagnon-hebert.1@ulaval.ca
Other investigators or team members (optional) N/A
Institution UQAM
Country (Country) Canada
Analysis Plan Title Impact of Covid-19 outbreak on Canadian with mental health disorder
Analysis Plan Description Chapter 1: Global impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on Canadian according to their mental health state and gender This study aims to delineate how the Covid-19 outbreak is impacting Canadians through time according their mental health state (depressive vs. anxious vs. depressive and anxious vs. control). We also aim to determine what are the consequences of the Covid-19 (financial, psychological, provision of services, etc.) and to what extend they have been impactful on the quality of life of those sub-groups. Furthermore, the gender effect will be also investigated. Finally, on an exploratory purpose, we will investigate if these consequences vary at different stages of the pandemic. Chapter 2: Impact of Covid-19 outbreaks on lifestyle of Canadian according to their mental health state and genderThe goal of this second chapter is to investigate how Covid-19 impacts life habits (diet, physical activity, drug consumption, etc.) of Canadians through time according their mental health state (depressive vs. anxious vs. depressive and anxious vs. control). We also aim to determine how a change in life habits during the outbreak could have impacted quality of life. Furthermore, the gender effect will be also investigated. Finally, on an exploratory purpose, we will investigate how life habits evolve at different stages of the pandemic.Canadian sample – ICare Survey 2 & 3 (Léger).
Keyword 1 Mental Health
Keyword 2 Covid-19
Keyword 3 (optional) Impact of Covid-19
Keyword 4 (optional) Depressive disorder
Keyword 5 (optional) Anxiety disorder
Keyword 6 (optional) Life Habits
Survey data Survey data
Location data Country-based
Country (Country) Canada
Analysis outputs (optional) Presentations/Reports/Publications/Thesis for D.PSY (UQÀM) between 2021 and 2023
Target completion date (optional) 14-01-2021
Entry Date 14-01-2021 19:06

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Unique ID iCARE-FD-0022
Prefix / Honorific (optional) (Prefix) Mrs.
First or given name (First name) Frédérique
Last or family name (Last name) Deslauriers
Email (Enter your email) deslauriers.frederique@courrier.uqam.ca
Other investigators or team members (optional) Kim Lavoie, Simon Bacon
Institution MBMC
Country (Country) Canada
Analysis Plan Title Impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians with Chronic Diseases
Analysis Plan Description To analyze the impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians with chronic diseases, the data from the Canadian Leger Survey Wave 2 and 3 will be use. The participants will be categorized within two groups : with chronic diseases and without chronic disease. The sex will be used as a stratification variable. The demographic information of both groups will be compared using descriptives statistics like mean and proportion. In order to assess the differences in the impacts of COVID-19 in the population with chronic diseases and the general population, a general linear model analysis with independent group will be made. With this analysis plan, I will be able to answer the following questions : 1) Are people with chronic disease more impacted and what are the nature of the impacts of COVID-19 ? 2) Are men more impacted by COVID-19 than women ? 3) Are men with chronic disease more impacted than women with chronic disease ?
Keyword 1 Impact
Keyword 2 Chronic Diseases
Keyword 3 (optional) Canada
Survey data Survey data
Location data Country-based
Country (Country) Canada
Target completion date (optional) 08-02-2021
Entry Date 14-01-2021 18:40
Unique ID iCARE-KLL-0021
Prefix / Honorific (optional) (Prefix) Dr.
First or given name (First name) Kim
Middle name or initial (optional) (Middle name) Louise
Last or family name (Last name) Lavoie
Email (Enter your email) kiml_lavoie@yahoo.ca
Other investigators or team members (optional) Simon Bacon, Samir Gupta, Jovana Stojanovic, Vincent Gosselin-Boucher, Michael Vallis, Kim Corace, Myriam Gagne, Paula Ribeiro, Keven Joyal-Desmarais, Ariane Belanger-Gravel, Silvana Barone
Institution MBMC
Country (Country) Canada
Analysis Plan Title Vaccine intentions in Canadians – April to November – Representative samples
Analysis Plan Description This study will analyze survey data from three Canadian representative samples (April to November) to describe changes in vaccine intentions across time among Canadians as a function of key sociodemographics (e.g., age, sex, education, income, location) and among those at high risk of contracting COVID-19 and deemed priority to receive the first wave of vaccines (i.e., healthcare providers, the elderly, and people with chronic conditions).
Keyword 1 Vaccine intentions
Keyword 2 Canada
Keyword 3 (optional) Sociodemographics
Keyword 4 (optional) High risk groups
Survey data Survey data
Location data Country-based
Country (Country) Canada
Analysis outputs (optional) Done – Jan 11th 2021
Target completion date (optional) 20-01-2021
Entry Date 14-01-2021 10:54
Unique ID iCARE-KJD-0020
Prefix / Honorific (optional) (Prefix) Dr.
First or given name (First name) Keven
Last or family name (Last name) Joyal-Desmarais
Email (Enter your email) joyal008@umn.edu
Other investigators or team members (optional) The iCARE Study Team
Institution Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre
Country (Country) Canada
Analysis Plan Title Examining the Comparability Between the iCARE Canadian Representative and Convenience Samples
Analysis Plan Description OVERVIEW: The iCARE project involves a number of datasets collected through convenience-based sampling, along with data collected to be representative of certain countries. Although the potential of convenience sampling to introduce bias has been discussed at length, there have been fewer empirical examinations with large convenience and large representative samples to see how these biases play out when using the same survey instrument. The current project aims to examine: (1) the degree to which the iCARE convenience and Leger samples differ from census-based data, and (2) examine how findings differ between the two types of samples by examining associations to variables such as concerns and behaviours. METHODS: The data used for this study involve the current available waves of convenience and representative sampling for Canada within the iCARE project. We will examine the degree to which means/proportion across variables are similar across the two types of sampling. Analyses will be conducted across a larger set of variables to increase the generalizability of findings.
Keyword 1 Sampling Strategies
Keyword 2 Selection Bias
Survey data Survey data
Location data Country-based
Country (Country) Canada (only)
Target completion date (optional) 31-03-2021
Updated on 16-Feb-21
Unique ID iCARE-AMB-0019
Prefix / Honorific (optional) (Prefix) Miss
First or given name (First name) Amelie
Last or family name (Last name) Mainville-Berthiaume
Email (Enter your email) berthiaumea@outlook.com
Institution Concordia University
Country (Country) Canada
Analysis Plan Title Adherence to Preventative Measures for COVID-19 – Which Canadians are at Highest Risk of Spreading the Virus.
Analysis Plan Description I want to evaluate if age is associated to adherence to preventative measures established by the government. More specifically, the preventative measures I would like to analyse are the frequency at which individuals engage in (1) social distancing, (2) hand washing, (3) wearing a mask and (4) the likelihood that they will get vaccinated. An analysis of the Canadian data from Survey 5 will be done to examine the association between age and the preventative measures listed above.
Keyword 1 Coronavirus
Keyword 2 COVID-19
Keyword 3 (optional) Preventative Measures
Keyword 4 (optional) Vaccination
Keyword 5 (optional) Age
Survey data Survey data
Location data Country-based
Country (Country) Canada
Additional countries No
Target completion date (optional) 01/31/2021
Entry Date 16-12-2020 10:48
Unique ID iCARE-JS-0018
Prefix / Honorific (optional) (Prefix) Dr.
First or given name (First name) Jovana
Last or family name (Last name) Stojanovic
Email (Enter your email) stojanovic.jovana1988@gmail.com
Other investigators or team members (optional) Paula A B Ribeiro (PhD), Vincent G Boucher (MSc), Ruth Bruno (MSc), Simon L. Bacon (PhD), Kim L. Lavoie (PhD), for the iCARE Study
Institution Concordia university
Country (Country) Canada
Analysis Plan Title Exploring predictors of COVID-19 Vaccination hesitancy across the globe
Analysis Plan Description The success of upcoming COVID-19 vaccination is contingent upon people being willing to get and then actually getting the vaccine. Our study will explore and determine the predictors of COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy across diverse countries of the globe. We will analyze data from the COVID-19-related Attitudes, concerns REsponses and impacts in relation to public health policies (iCARE) global study (Surveys 1 to 7). Statistical analyses will include multivariate models that will assess key socio-demographic and health-related determinants of vaccine hesitancy, including sex, age, education, income, occupation and previous vaccination, with appropriate time adjustments. Outcome of interest will refer to the vaccine intention question (‘If a vaccine for COVID-19 were available today, what is the likelihood that you would get vaccinated’). Reducing vaccine hesitancy represents one of the many challenges in the fight against COVID-19 that urgently needs addressing by the policymakers and public health authorities. Our findings will allow us to map out the key determinants of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy on a global level, and inform future targeted policy efforts for increasing vaccine uptake.
Keyword 1 vaccine hesitancy
Keyword 2 vaccination
Survey data Survey data
Location data Country-based
Country (Country) Diverse countries from the global sample, depending on the data availability
Analysis outputs (optional)
Target completion date (optional) 15-03-2021
Entry Date 08-12-2020 14:51
Updated on 16-Feb-21
Unique ID iCARE-VGB-0017
Prefix / Honorific (optional) (Prefix) Mr.
First or given name (First name) Vincent
Last or family name (Last name) Gosselin Boucher
Email (Enter your email) vincent.gosselin.boucher@gmail.com
Other investigators or team members (optional) Beraneck, M., Bacon, S.L., Lavoie, K.L.
Institution Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre
Country (Country) Canada
Analysis Plan Title Level of concern, vaccination willingness and health behaviour in the context of Covid-19 in France
Analysis Plan Description This is a descriptive paper on the willingness to be vaccinated, the population concern around COVID-19 and the health behaviour in France over the course of the pandemic. All data from France will be used out of the global survey. We will try to identify the trends and identify the characteristics specific to the different concerns, behaviour and willingness in the potential vaccine for COVID-19. Is there a difference across the months for responses from France, since March 27 (launch of the survey)?Has there been a change in the survey’s response according to the implementation of the different policies related to COVID-19?
Keyword 1 Concerns
Keyword 2 Vaccination
Keyword 3 (optional) Behaviour
Survey data Survey data
Policy data Policy data
Case data Case data
Location data Country-based
Country (Country) France
Additional countries No
Entry Date 18-11-2020 15:18
Unique ID iCARE-VGB-0016
Prefix / Honorific (optional) (Prefix) Mr.
First or given name (First name) Vincent
Last or family name (Last name) Gosselin Boucher
Email (Enter your email) vincent.gosselin.boucher@gmail.com
Other investigators or team members (optional) Stojanovic, J., Lavoie, K.L., Bacon, S.L and the iCARE team
Institution Université du Québec à Montréal
Country (Country) Canada
Analysis Plan Title Difference between perception of government recommendation and population behaviours around wearing a face mask
Analysis Plan Description The objective is to evaluate the difference between the perception of government recommendations and the population’s behaviour regarding the wearing of masks according to the implementation date of policies.The target countries: Canada, US, Colombia, Brazil and France. Repeated measures analysis between the first 4 waves of the survey (27 March – 6 May; 7 May – 6 June; 7 June – 29 July; 30 July – 14 September) for the perception of recommendations and behaviours, by country (control for age, sex, education). The Coronavirus Government Response Tracker will be use to obtain the dates when the governments introduced COVID-19 containment/ mask measures in addition to country-specific data from federal governments.
Keyword 1 Face mask
Keyword 2 Behaviour
Keyword 3 (optional) Health Behaviour
Keyword 4 (optional) Mask policies
Survey data Survey data
Policy data Policy data
Location data Country-based
Country (Country) Canada
Country 2 (Country) France
Country 3 (Country) United States
List additional countries Brazil; Columbia
Entry Date 30-10-2020 13:25
Unique ID iCARE-LP-0015
Prefix / Honorific (optional) (Prefix) Dr.
First or given name (First name) Louise
Last or family name (Last name) Pilote
Email (Enter your email) louise.pilote@mcgill.ca
Other investigators or team members (optional) Valeria Raparelli, Colleen M. Norris, Karolina Kublickiene (Karolinska Institute, Sweden), Alexandra Kautzy-Willer (University of Vienna, Austria), Maria Trinidad Herrero (Murcia University, Spain), Kim Lavoie, and Simon Bacon
Institution RIMUHC
Country (Country) Canada
Analysis Plan Title Sex- and gender-related determinants of public perceptions and behavioral responses to the COVID-19 outbreak: a multi-countries comparison study
Analysis Plan Description Rationale: Both biological sex and sociocultural gender (including identity, roles, relations and institutionalized gender) may influence infectious disease risk and outcomes, and SARS-Cov-2 appears to be no exception. Aim: To explore the association between biological sex and sociocultural gender on public perceptions and behavioral responses to COVID-19. Methods: Using the first wave, we plan to perform a sex-stratified global analysis of public perceptions and behavioral responses of participants. We will provide descriptive analyses sex-stratified for: gender-related factors (employment, education, annual household income, childcare responsibility), age, ethnicity, country, baseline mental health (any depressive or anxiety disorders), risky health behaviors (smoking, physical inactivity, alcohol, and unhealthy eating).  Then, we will look for sex differences in outcomes (WHO recommended preventive behaviors and COVID-19 related concerns) and test the association between sex, gender and outcomes in an adjusted multivariate model. Finally, we will test any relevant interactions – between sex*gender-specific factor and between gender*country – to disentangle the effect of sex and gender on outcomes and across countries. Expected Results: As gender is culture/country based, we do expect a different impact of sex and gender-related factors on preventive behaviors and COVID-19 related concerns.  Such discovery will help target country-specific high-risk groups.
Keyword 1 Sex
Keyword 2 Gender
Keyword 3 (optional) Behaviors
Keyword 4 (optional) Perceptions
Keyword 5 (optional) Cross-sectional study
Keyword 6 (optional) Country
Survey data Survey data
Location data Global
Target completion date (optional) 31-12-2020
Entry Date 09-10-2020 14:02
Unique ID iCARE-SYL-0014
Prefix / Honorific (optional) (Prefix) Dr.
First or given name (First name) SIEW YIM
Last or family name (Last name) LOH
Email (Enter your email) syloh@um.edu.my
Other investigators or team members (optional) (n/a)
Institution University of malaya
Country (Country) Malaysia
Analysis Plan Title Behavioural responses to public health measures to mitigate Covid 19: a comparison across asian vs. westerned  countries
Analysis Plan Description 1. descriptive of developing countries (D1) vs developed countries (D2) in the icovid study – and covid cases 2. what are the actions taken by goverment in D1 vs D2 and what are the differences3. What are the self reported mitigation behaviours: (D1 vs D2) descriptive and t test of differences3. What are the % and differences in preventive behaviours between (D1 vs D2)   4. also for impact etc
Keyword 1 Asian countries, western countries
Keyword 2 covid 19 responses (government measures)
Keyword 3 (optional) covid 19 responses (individual compliance)
Survey data Survey data
Location data Global
Entry Date 11-08-2020 01:14
Unique ID iCARE-ML-0013
First or given name (First name) Mariantonia
Last or family name (Last name) Lemos
Email (Enter your email) mlemosh@eafit.edu.co
Institution Universidad EAFIT
Country (Country) Colombia
Analysis Plan Title Behaviour changes due to COVID-19 in Colombia
Analysis Plan Description We would like to analyze how behaviors have changed in Colombia during the COVID-19 contingency has been developed. We would like to know the descriptive norms that people have develop and what are the motives to change behaviors.  Additionally we could relate those changes with the policy changes we have had in the country.
Keyword 1 Health behaviors
Keyword 2 Colombia
Survey data Survey data
Location data Country-based
Country (Country) Colombia
Analysis outputs (optional) Publication but also information to design campains about our healthy behaviors
Target completion date (optional) 30-06-2021
Entry Date 14-09-2020 11:13
Updated 08-04-2021
Unique ID iCARE-VGB-0012
Prefix / Honorific (optional) (Prefix) Mr.
First or given name (First name) Vincent
Last or family name (Last name) Gosselin Boucher
Email (Enter your email) vincent.gosselin.boucher@gmail.com
Other investigators or team members (optional) Stojanovic J.,Lavoie, K.L, Bacon S.L.
Institution Université du Québec à Montréal
Country (Country) Canada
Analysis Plan Title Defining the different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic: an iCARE study open access code development project
Analysis Plan Description The aim of this study is to create an open access analytic model to determine the COVID-19 pandemic phases. Data (between January 22nd and July 20th, 2020 [180 days]) from the John Hopkins COVID dashboard (JHK) for two countries was used in a 6-step process, including: 1) Capturing and formatting the observations from JHK; 2) Calculation of daily percentage of change for COVID-19 cases; 3) Creation of weekly new cases per country population; 4) Coding for 14-day rolling average (RA) of new cases; 5) Calculation of a difference in change in cases; 6) Development of a phase’s identification coding system.
Keyword 1 Phases of the pandemic
Keyword 2 Analytic model
Keyword 3 (optional) Phase identification
Case data Case data
Location data Global
Entry Date 11-09-2020 12:22
Unique ID iCARE-VGB-0011
Prefix / Honorific (optional) (Prefix) Mr.
First or given name (First name) Vincent
Last or family name (Last name) Gosselin Boucher
Email (Enter your email) vincent.gosselin.boucher@gmail.com
Other investigators or team members (optional) Stojanovic J., Lavoie, K.L,Bacon S.L.
Institution Université du Québec à Montréal
Country (Country) Canada
Analysis Plan Title Is the COVID-19 pandemic impacting influenza?
Analysis Plan Description The aim of the present study was to explore how the epidemiology of yearly influenza is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.The World Health Organization’s influenza database (FluNet) and the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Ressources Center’s COVID-19 cases data for four countries across the Northern and Western hemispheres were merged for the period of 2016-2020. Weekly data over this 5-year period were mapped onto one graph per country.
Keyword 1 Influenza
Keyword 2 Epidemiology
Keyword 3 (optional) Health Behaviour
Case data Case data
Other type of data FluNet
Location data Global
Statistical assistance No
Entry Date 11-09-2020 12:16
Unique ID iCARE-SYL-0010
Prefix / Honorific (optional) (Prefix) Dr.
First or given name (First name) SIEW YIM
Last or family name (Last name) LOH
Email (Enter your email) syloh@um.edu.my
Other investigators or team members (optional) Open invite to join in
Institution University malaya
Country (Country) Malaysia
Analysis Plan Title Impact of Covid on employment -an occupational analyses of icare
Analysis Plan Description A descriptive and inferential statistics to examine the demographics and trend of the ’employed respondants’  across the world.  Secondary aim: relationship between impact and employment status
Keyword 1 occupation
Keyword 2 employment
Keyword 3 (optional) covid
Keyword 4 (optional) impact on QoL
Survey data Survey data
Location data Global
Entry Date 11-08-2020 15:07
Unique ID iCARE-SLB-0009
Prefix / Honorific (optional) (Prefix) Dr.
First or given name (First name) Simon
Middle name or initial (optional) (Middle name) L
Last or family name (Last name) Bacon
Email (Enter your email) simon.bacon@concordia.ca
Other investigators or team members (optional) Kim Lavoie, The rest of the iCARE team
Country (Country) Canada
Analysis Plan Title The iCARE methods paper
Analysis Plan Description No analyses needed. This is the general methods paper for the iCARE study
Keyword 1 iCARE
Keyword 2 Methods
Other data Other data
Other type of data No data needed
Location data Global
Analysis outputs (optional) Bacon SL, Lavoie KL, Boyle J for the iCARE study team, et alInternational assessment of the link between COVID-19 related attitudes, concerns and behaviours in relation to public health policies: optimising policy strategies to improve health, economic and quality of life outcomes (the iCARE Study)BMJ Open 2021;11:e046127. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046127
Target completion date (optional) 01-09-2020
Entry Date 05-08-2020 09:06
Updated 08-04-2021
Unique ID iCARE-SLB-0008
Prefix / Honorific (optional) (Prefix) Dr.
First or given name (First name) Simon
Middle name or initial (optional) (Middle name) L
Last or family name (Last name) Bacon
Email (Enter your email) simon.bacon@concordia.ca
Other investigators or team members (optional) Kim Lavoie, Others to be decided
Institution CIUSSS
Country (Country) Canada
Analysis Plan Title Use of facemasks in Canada
Analysis Plan Description This is a descriptive paper on the use of facemasks in Canada over the course of the pandemic. All data from Canada will be used out of the global survey. We will try to identify the trends in facemask usage and then identify the characteristics of those not using facemasks in July.
Keyword 1 Facemask
Keyword 2 Canada
Keyword 3 (optional) Predictors of usage
Survey data Survey data
Location data Country-based
Country (Country) Canada
Additional countries No
Analysis outputs (optional) There is an infographic which has been created so far and a short technical document on the impact of government officials usage of facemaks
Target completion date (optional) 01-10-2020
Entry Date 05-08-2020 09:11
Updated 08-04-2021
Unique ID iCARE-KLL-0007
Prefix / Honorific (optional) (Prefix) Dr.
First or given name (First name) Kim
Middle name or initial (optional) (Middle name) Louise
Last or family name (Last name) Lavoie
Email (Enter your email) kiml_lavoie@yahoo.ca
Other investigators or team members (optional) Simon Bacon, Jovana Stojanovic, Vincent Gosselin-Boucher, et al.
Institution UQAM/MBMC
Country (Country) Canada
Analysis Plan Title Canadian representative sample wave 1-2 results
Analysis Plan Description To assess COVID-19 policy awareness, attitudes and concerns and their association with reported adherence to preventive mitigation strategies among Canadians participating in wave 1 and wave 2 of the iCARE Study (n=6008 over the 2 waves).
Keyword 1 Canada
Keyword 2 Adherence
Keyword 3 (optional) Representative sample
Keyword 4 (optional) Concerns
Survey data Survey data
Location data Country-based
Country (Country) Canada
Additional countries No
Analysis outputs (optional) The paper has been submitted to Health Psychology; decision pending.
Target completion date (optional) 22-02-2021
Entry Date 31-07-2020 13:46
Updated 22-03-2021
Unique ID iCARE-SYL-0006
Prefix / Honorific (optional) (Prefix) Dr.
First or given name (First name) Siew Yim
Last or family name (Last name) LOH
Email (Enter your email) syloh@um.edu.my
Institution Uni malaya
Country (Country) Malaysia
Analysis Plan Title Attitudes, concerns, impacts of Malaysian_ a cross sectional study [of pu]blic health policies
Analysis Plan Description Attitudes, concerns, impacts of Malaysian_ a cross sectional study [Country: malaysia]; Data Analysis: descriptive stat, A)profile of respondants: age, sex, ethnic; B1) awareness of goverment actions, uptake of actions (Q1-9); B2) Action on social distancing(Q10); B3)perception of Vaccine (Q11); C) Top 3 potential Concerns; D) Top 3 potential Impact, QOL, Health; E) sources of info; F) insurance status and relationship with impact, qol, health behaviour-any statistical difference
Keyword 1 Malaysia
Keyword 2 attitude
Keyword 3 (optional) impact
Keyword 4 (optional) behaviour
Keyword 5 (optional) QOL
Survey data Survey data
Location data Country-based
Country (Country) Malaysia
Additional countries No
Entry Date 02-08-2020 08:37
Unique ID iCARE-SP-0005
Prefix / Honorific (optional) (Prefix) Dr.
First or given name (First name) Sandra
Last or family name (Last name) Pelaez
Email (Enter your email) sandra.pelaez@mail.mcgill.ca
Other investigators or team members (optional) Kim Lavoie, Simon Bacon, Jacqueline Boyle, Paula Ribeiro, Jovana Stojanovic, Ana Moga, Reyhaneh Yousefi, Robbie Woods, Mahrukh Jamil, Vincent Gosselin Boucher, Claudia Gemme, Samantha Dalbosco, Daisuke Hayashi Neto, Marlus Karsten, Marilia Estevam Cornelio, Stefania Boccia, Guendalina Graffigna, Tiziana Nania, Analia V Lozada
Institution Université de Montréal
Country (Country) Canada
Analysis Plan Title Understanding the relationship between risk communication and public behaviour change during the COVID-19 pandemic
Analysis Plan Description The purpose of this mixed methods multiple case study is to understand the relationship between risk communication strategy and public behaviour change during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study includes three cases (Canada, Australia, and Italy) that will be examined through two interrelated components. The components and objectives are: -Component 1 (quantitative) – Objective 1: To assess general public awareness attitudes, concerns. and adherence to COVID-19, public health measures aiming at delaying and controlling the spread of the disease -Component 2 (qualitative) – Objective 2: To identify key features of COVID-19 risk communication strategy implemented by governments and health-related organisations to educate and inform the general public – Objective 3: To explore citizens’ perspectives on how the risk communication strategy designed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 impacted public behavior. The social significance and impact of the study stems from studying three cases represented by countries that represents a continent as it is an outstanding opportunity to investigate how each country implemented the policies and navigated the process of the pandemic. Understanding general public perspective on the implemented risk communication strategy is key to preventing and controlling the spread of a pandemic.
Keyword 1 Risk communication
Keyword 2 behaviour change
Keyword 3 (optional) public-centred strategy
Keyword 4 (optional) knowledge mobilisation
Policy data Policy data
Location data Global
Target completion date (optional) 01-07-2021
Entry Date 23-07-2020 16:59
Confirmed as ongoing 05-04-2021
Unique ID iCARE-VGB-0004
First or given name (First name) Vincent
Last or family name (Last name) Gosselin Boucher
Email (Enter your email) vincent.gosselin.boucher@gmail.com
Other investigators or team members (optional) Dr Simon Bacon; Dr Kim Lavoie; Dr Jovana Stojanovic; Philip Wheeler; Mengding Tian; Olivia Crescenzi; Callum Macleay
Institution Université du Québec à Montréal
Country (Country) Canada
Analysis Plan Title The effect of COVID-19 government responses on behaviours
Analysis Plan Description The data for the analysis would be taken for 14 countries (being in different phases of the pandemic:  Canada, Australie, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Brazil, Columbia, South Africa, Kenya, Israel, Taiwan, Australia, and New Zealand). Roughly, we will use data from national government responses (Policy data), population behaviour (Google mobility and iCare survey data) and pandemic phases. The main objective is to determine the effect of changes in national policies on population behaviours. 2) The secondary objective is to determine whether changes in population behaviour have an effect on the number of new cases, and thus the phase of the pandemic.
Keyword 1 Government response
Keyword 2 Behaviour
Keyword 3 (optional) Pandemic’s phase
Keyword 4 (optional) Covid-19-related policies
Keyword 5 (optional) Covid-19 cases
Keyword 6 (optional) Public health
Survey data Survey data
Policy data Policy data
Case data Case data
Other data Other data
Other type of data Google Mobility
Location data Country-based
Country (Country) Canada
Country 2 (Country) Australia
Country 3 (Country) United Kingdom
List additional countries United States, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Brazil, Colombia, South Africa, Kenya, Israel, Taiwan,and New Zealand
Entry Date 23-07-2020 18:43
Unique ID iCARE-PABR-0003
Prefix / Honorific (optional) (Prefix) Dr.
First or given name (First name) Paula
Middle name or initial (optional) (Middle name) AB
Last or family name (Last name) Ribeiro
Email (Enter your email) paulaabribeiro@gmail.com
Other investigators or team members (optional) Paula A B Ribeiro, Ariany M Vieira, Daisuke Hayashi-Neto, Jovana Stojanovic, Marilia E Cornelio, Darlan L Matte, Marlus Karsten, Simon Bacon, Kim Lavoie
Institution MBMC
Country (Country) Canada
Analysis Plan Title Understanding Brazilians’ initial responses to COVID-19
Analysis Plan Description Covid-19 has already affected more than 15 million people globally. Understanding the multidimensional impacts of the pandemic, adherence to governmental policies and its correlates could help public health agencies to reduce the spread of the virus and reduce its negative impact. Brazil is the second country in number of cases globally. The first coronavirus case was confirmed on February 26th, and one month after, there were more than 2,900 cases. In order to improve awareness and explore peoples’ perceptions and behaviours, our subgroup hereby requests access to the data of respondents from Brazil from the first wave of the iCare survey. Initially, descriptive analyses by demographic groups will be explored (age, sex, region, education and pre-existent conditions). Uni and multivariable models will be used to explore associations of behavioural responses and COVID-19 specific concerns. Additional analyses will be performed to identify the moderating effects of various sociodemographic and health variables.
Keyword 1 Demographic determinants
Keyword 2 Multivariate models
Survey data Survey data
Location data Country-based
Country (Country) Brazil
Additional countries No
Target completion date (optional) 15-08-2020
Entry Date 24-07-2020 10:47
Unique ID iCARE-JS-0002
Prefix / Honorific (optional) (Prefix) Dr.
First or given name (First name) Jovana
Last or family name (Last name) Stojanovic
Email (Enter your email) jovana.stojanovic@mail.concordia.ca
Other investigators or team members (optional) Kim Lavoie, PhD (University du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada); Simon Bacon, PhD (Concordia University, Canada); Paula AB Ribeiro, PhD(Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre, Canada); Valeria Raparelli, PhD (Sapienza – University of Rome, Italy); Stefania Boccia, PhD (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy)
Institution Concordia University
Country (Country) Canada
Analysis Plan Title Public perceptions and behavioural responses to the COVID-19 emergency in Italy: Results from the iCARE study
Analysis Plan Description In Europe, Italy was the first country affected by COVID-19. The national leaders were facing challenges to coordinate the COVID-19 emergency, and a series of governmental decrees targeting individuals’ behaviours were adopted in order to contain the virus. Up to May, Italy had registered 210,717 cases and 28,884 deaths due to COVID-19. We plan to perform a cross-sectional study including the Italian sample of the wave 1 iCARE study (N=1332). The aim is to explore people’s level of awareness and attitudes towards COVID-19 public health policies, and explore the adoption of preventive behaviours and COVID-19 related concerns. Descriptive statistics will be calculated to provide an overview of the study sample in terms of demographic characteristics, behavioural responses, COVID-19 related concerns and selected lifestyle habits. Logistic regression models will be applied to obtain odds ratios and the corresponding 95% confidence intervals for the associations between adoption of preventive measures (dependent variables) and a series of concerns (independent variables), with appropriate adjustments. We will explore these associations according to different demographic variables such as age, sex and region of residence. Statistical analysis will be performed in SAS 9.4. Our proposed analysis will provide important evidence in the Italian context, allowing us to create data-driven recommendations on how to improve preparedness and optimize policy responses to the current pandemic.
Keyword 1 COVID-19
Keyword 2 cross-sectional study
Keyword 3 (optional) Italy
Keyword 4 (optional) behaviours
Survey data Survey data
Location data Country-based
Country (Country) Italy
Additional countries No
Analysis outputs (optional) Virtul poster presentation. Social BRIDGES Virtual conference. Authors: Stojanovic J, Ribeiro PAB, Lavoie KL, Bacon SL (for the iCARE Study Team), Presenter: Stojanovic J, Title: Public perceptions and behavioural responses to the COVID-19 emergency in Italy: Preliminary results from the wave 1 of the iCARE study, Date: July 22-24, 2020
Target completion date (optional) 30-08-2020
Entry Date 24-07-2020 13:41
Updated 08-04-2021
Unique ID iCARE-CM-0001
Prefix / Honorific (optional) (Prefix) Mr.
First or given name (First name) Callum
Last or family name (Last name) MacLeay
Email (Enter your email) cjmmacleay@sympatico.ca
Other investigators or team members (optional) Dr. Jovana Stojanovic, Dr. Kim Lavoie, Dr. Simon Bacon, Dr. Joyce Muhenge Olenja, Dr. Richard Ayah, Dr. Violet Naanyu, Dr. Pamela Miloya Godia, Dr. Elizabeth Kimani, Dr. Hildah Oburu and Dr. Abdhalah Ziraba
Institution Université du Québec à Montréal
Country (Country) Canada
Analysis Plan Title Assessing attitudes, concerns and behavioural responses of the general public to public health policies in Kenya during the COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-sectional survey (the iCARE Study)
Analysis Plan Description The key to slowing the spread of the COVID-19 disease and successfully transitioning through the phases of the pandemic, is public adherence to rapidly evolving behaviour-based public health policies. While some countries have successfully slowed the spread of the virus, other countries like Kenya have seen their positive cases rise from 535 (May 5th) to 15,000+ (July 24th, 2020). The objective of this investigation is to assess public attitudes, concerns, and behavioural responses to COVID-19 public health policies in Kenya. The iCARE study utilizes a multiple cross-sectional survey design to capture self-reported information on a variety of COVID-19 related variables. Six hundred eighty-one responses from Kenya were captured during the first survey from March 27th to May 5th, 2020 using convenience sampling. We plan to implement descriptive statistics to present COVID-19 related behaviours, concerns and perceptions of governmental policies in Kenya.  In addition, we will evaluate the association between individuals’ behaviours (dependent variable) and COVID-19 related concerns (independent variable), and how this association changes among key sub-groups of the population (e.g., younger vs older, men vs women). This study will provide real-time evidence to help us understand the impacts of COVID-19 policies and we hope to provide data-driven recommendations to the Kenyan government on how to optimize current policy strategies to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Keyword 1 COVID-19
Keyword 2 Kenya
Keyword 3 (optional) Cross-sectional
Keyword 4 (optional) Behaviours
Survey data Survey data
Location data Country-based
Country (Country) Kenya
Additional countries No
Target completion date (optional) 30-09-2020
Entry Date 24-07-2020 13:49