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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Veteran Caregivers: A Mixed Methods Study to inform the VA Caregiver Support System
Principal Investigator:

Lauren S Penney

Location: San Antonio, TX
Congressional District Code: 21
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: March 2021 - May 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $96,898
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has had cascading impacts for families and communities. Concerns have been raised for potential negative physical and mental health consequences due to the immediate risk of COVID-19 and the secondary social and economic effects. Family caregivers may be especially vulnerable to short- and long-term impacts. • Significance/Impact: Informal caregivers provide the majority of home and community-based long-term care. A majority of functionally impaired Veterans rel...

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