QuaranTEENing: Understanding the impacts of physical distancing on the health and habits of Teens
The COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing measures present a unique and urgent opportunity to improve our understanding of how different environments impact the wellbeing and health-related habits of teens.
We have developed a teen-informed online survey to determine how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the health, health-related habits, and vaping habits of Canadian teens ages 13 to 19 years. The survey was developed in consultation with the HEAL Youth Advisory Council (HEALYAC) and includes an extended set of questions on vaping behaviours as this was identified as a key health concern among youth.
The evidence we gather from this study will be useful for health professionals and agencies, and local school boards to generate appropriate policy recommendations and health promotion campaigns.
Goals of QuaranTEENing
- To determine how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the health and health-related habits of teens ages 13 to 19 years;
- To determine how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the vaping habits (e.g., frequency of use, access) of teens ages 13 to 19 years.
To participate, visit quaranteering.ca.