COVID 19 & OI – survey results
Did you know that OIFE was one of the contributors to the Covid-19 and OI survey that the Brittle Bone Society initiated? Now the article has been published in Frontier’s magazine.
Background: Research on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with rare diseases is limited. Few studies compare healthcare throughout the progression of the ongoing pandemic.
Aims: To assess the impact of the pandemic on individuals with osteogenesis imperfecta across two consecutive years, understand what challenges were encountered, and analyse the experience of remote consultation.
Methods: An initial survey was distributed following the first lockdown in August 2020, and a second survey in April 2021. The surveys explored four themes- effects on therapy, alternatives to consultation, effect on mental health, and perceived risks of COVID-19.
You can read the whole article here.