Unique IDiCARE-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)
InstitutionConcordia University
Country (Country)Canada
Analysis Plan TitlePublic perceptions and behavioural responses to the COVID-19 emergency in Italy: Results from the iCARE study
Analysis Plan DescriptionIn 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 1COVID-19
Keyword 2cross-sectional study
Keyword 3 (optional)Italy
Keyword 4 (optional)behaviours
Survey dataSurvey data
Location dataCountry-based
Country (Country)Italy
Additional countriesNo
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 Date24-07-2020 13:41
Latest update2021-08-19: Closed- paper has been published