The CICADA Study

CICADA: Coronavirus Chronic Conditions and Disabilities Awareness Study

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The CICADA Study

We are exploring the pandemic experiences of people with a long-term condition or disability from minority ethnic groups, with a focus on health and social care.

 

Many people from minoritised ethnic groups, especially those with underlying (chronic) conditions/disabilities, face barriers to accessing, networks of emotional and practical support, health and social care and vital ‘resources’, such as medicine and food.​ The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened their plight, and post-COVID syndrome has emerged in many of those who got COVID.

Our 18-month study is learning from the experiences of people with chronic conditions (including long covid) and disabilities who are from different ethnic minority groups.

 

We are working hard to develop simple strategies, guidelines, recommendations and easily adopted actions and interventions to improve future experiences, health and wellbeing outcomes of these groups.

Our approach uses various methods – surveys, interviews, workshops, literature review – and until recently has mainly managed to do so through remote working.

 

We have some exciting data to share!

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