ESCAP CovCAP survey of heads of academic departments to assess the perceived initial (April/May 2020) impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on child and adolescent psychiatry services.

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serval:BIB_BBA4F63CA5B4
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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
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Title
ESCAP CovCAP survey of heads of academic departments to assess the perceived initial (April/May 2020) impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on child and adolescent psychiatry services.
Journal
European child & adolescent psychiatry
Author(s)
Revet A., Hebebrand J., Anagnostopoulos D., Kehoe L.A., Klauser P.
Working group(s)
COVID-19 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Consortium
Contributor(s)
Banaschewski T., Bender S., Csábi G., Çuhadaroğlu F., Dashi E., Delorme R., Radobuljac M.D., Eliez S., Krantz M.F., Fricke O., Gerstenberg M., Giannopoulou I., Graell M., Kumperscak H.G., Herpertz-Dahlmann B., Huscsava M., Kaess M., Kapornai K., Karwautz A., Kresakova D., Kölch M., Kotsis K., Lazaro L., Moehler E., Morón-Nozaleda M.G., Özyurt G., Pászthy B., Podlipny J., Purper-Ouakil D., Remberk B., Serdari A., Stene L.E., Thun-Hohenstein L., Trebaticka J., van West D., Vitiello B., Young H., Yurteri N., Zepf F.D., Zielinska-Wieniawska A., Zuddas A.
ISSN
1435-165X (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1018-8827
Publication state
In Press
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: aheadofprint
Abstract
In April 2020, the European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ESCAP) Research Academy and the ESCAP Board launched the first of three scheduled surveys to evaluate the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on child and adolescent psychiatry (CAP) services in Europe and to assess the abilities of CAP centers to meet the new challenges brought on by the crisis. The survey was a self-report questionnaire, using a multistage process, which was sent to 168 heads of academic CAP services in 24 European countries. Eighty-two responses (56 complete) from 20 countries, representing the subjective judgement of heads of CAP centers, were received between mid-April and mid-May 2020. Most respondents judged the impact of the crisis on the mental health of their patients as medium (52%) or strong (33%). A large majority of CAP services reported no COVID-19 positive cases among their inpatients and most respondents declared no or limited sick leaves in their team due to COVID-19. Outpatient, daycare, and inpatient units experienced closures or reductions in the number of treated patients throughout Europe. In addition, a lower referral rate was observed in most countries. Respondents considered that they were well equipped to handle COVID-19 patients despite a lack of protective equipment. Telemedicine was adopted by almost every team despite its sparse use prior to the crisis. Overall, these first results were surprisingly homogeneous, showing a substantially reduced patient load and a moderate effect of the COVID-19 crisis on psychopathology. The effect on the organization of CAP services appears profound. COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the adoption of new technologies, including telepsychiatry.
Keywords
COVID-19, Child and adolescent psychiatry, Europe, Telepsychiatry
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Open Access
Yes
Create date
08/02/2021 9:12
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12/02/2021 6:26
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