This project focuses on tracking adherence to COVID-19 preventive/control measures among older Syrian refugees in Lebanon in response to underlying and emergent barriers, enablers, and vulnerabilities that operate at multiple levels. The project aims at assessing how barriers, enablers, and underlying vulnerabilities measured at individual, community, and structural levels are associated with adherence to COVID-19 preventive/control measures (hand-washing, social distancing, and seeking healthcare upon appearance of symptoms). Examining how adherence to COVID-19 preventive/control measures vary over time in response to change in underlying and emergent vulnerabilities. It also aims at utilizing rigorous, comprehensive, and real-time data to inform humanitarian programming in response to COVID-19 in the short- and medium-term and to enhance preparedness to respond to future crises.
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Research Timeline: 2020-2022
Too Much too Mask: Determinants of Sustained Adherence to COVID-19 Preventive Measures among Older Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
- Dr. Sawsan Abdulrahim (PI), Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Community Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, AUB
- Dr. Hala Ghattas (co-PI), Associate Professor, CRPH, AUB
- Dr. Stephen McCall (co-PI), Assistant Professor, CRPH, AUB
- Dr. Nisreen Salti, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, AUB
- Dr. Abla Sibai, Professor, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, FHS, AUB
- Dr. Monique Chaaya, Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, FHS, AUB
- Berthe Abi Zeid, Research Assistant, CRPH, AUB
- Noura Salibi, Research Assistant, CRPH, AUB
- Tanya El Khoury, Research Assistant, CRPH, AUB