Do you know of an adult with mild-moderate learning/intellectual disabilities who has, or may, have Long-COVID?

CAREVIS are recruiting for a small study funded by HPFT and the University of Hertfordshire to find out from people with learning/intellectual disabilities and their carers (together or separately), how they talk about Long-COVID (or suspected Long-COVID). The hope is that if these conversations are made easier then people will be identified and referred to the appropriate service quicker for treatment.

CAREVIS are undertaking 15-20 interviews on Teams or on the telephone for qualitative analysis. They will then translate these findings into a new set of picture symbols with Talking Mats (Talking Mats | Improving communication, improving lives) which will then piloted in practice.

Inclusion criteria: Over 18, mild to moderate learning/intellectual disabilities, capable of providing informed consent, had COVID 3 months – 2 years ago.

Study Team: Prof. Natalie Pattison (UH), Dr Raj Attavar (HPFT), Dr Kamalika Mukherji (HPFT).

Please see below the information sheets for those with learning/intellectual disabilities and their carers. Ethics and governance approvals are in place for the whole of HPFT, not just Herts.

Click here for the participant information sheet
Click here for the easy read version of the participant information sheet