Learnings from lockdown: experiences and perspectives from individuals with ABI and their carers in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers from La Trobe University in Melbourne are conducting research exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns on adults with acquired brain injury (ABI) and their caregivers/relatives in Australia. (Ethics reference number: HEC21043).

The research team are asking people who have had an ABI (including stroke, TBI, hypoxic brain injury, encephalitis etc.) and carers of individuals with ABI to complete a survey exploring how the pandemic has affected your health, mood, relationships, work, general behaviour, and rehabilitation and recovery from ABI.

You will also be able to indicate whether you are interested in participating in a follow-up interview where the team will ask you further questions about your experience of the pandemic and lockdowns.

You can participate in this study if you are:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Live in Australia

And are either:

  • An individual with an ABI OR
  • Are a carer/relative of an adult with ABI.

If you are interested or know of anyone who would be interested, please pass on the weblink to the survey below.

Weblink: http://abicovid.questionpro.com


Dr. Dana Wong – Chief Investigator, by phone: (03) 9479 5079 or email: D.wong@latrobe.edu.au

Participant information sheet (DOCX 61 KB)