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Survey for HR Professionals

You are invited to participate in an online survey that will take approximately 25 minutes to complete. This online survey will consist of a range of bullet, Likert and qualitative questions exploring responses to COVID such as: changes made to operations, protocols and work tasks as they affect DDCs. This will allow us to capture how COVID-19 has impacted workplace support and explore challenges experienced by DDCs.

Summary of Project
The term ‘double-duty carers’ (DDCs) refers to unpaid family carers who are employed in the healthcare field while also providing unpaid care outside of work (to a family member or friend). The purpose of this project is to examine the impact of COVID-19 on both DDCs’ unpaid caring work and paid healthcare work. DDCs and employers can benefit from evidence-informed guidelines on best practices, in order to reduce consequences like illness, work absences, and stress.

Your participation in this research project is voluntary, will remain completely confidential and responses will be anonymized. You have the right to withdraw from the study at any time prior to the completion and submission of your survey. This survey will not gather your name or personal identifying information so it will not be possible to withdraw any personal details after submitting a response to the survey. Any data collected will be submitted anonymously, and will not be accessed by anyone outside of the research team

Potential Harms, Risks or Discomforts:
Please note that at any time in the survey, you may exit the survey and choose not to have your answers recorded. If you find the discussion of any topic outlined in this letter of consent to be triggering, but would still like to participate in this study, please let the student investigator know, and they will accommodate your experience accordingly.


Questions About the Study:

If you have questions or concerns about this study, please contact the student principal investigator:


Sakshi Mehta

MSc. in Global Health Candidate


This study has been reviewed by the McMaster University Research Ethics Board. If you have questions about your rights or the study methods, please contact:


McMaster Research Ethics

(905) 525-9140 ext. 23142


For full information on this study, please click here.

There are 30 questions in this survey.
This survey is anonymous.

The record of your survey responses does not contain any identifying information about you, unless a specific survey question explicitly asked for it.

If you used an identifying access code to access this survey, please rest assured that this code will not be stored together with your responses. It is managed in a separate database and will only be updated to indicate whether you did (or did not) complete this survey. There is no way of matching identification access codes with survey responses.