Universiti Malaya (Faculty of Medicine) and Xiao En (Counselling and Support Department) are conducting a survey to assess grief and psychological impact of the death of loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eligible participants who are
1) At least 18 years old,
2) Deceased death period between 15 March 2020 and 11 October 2021, the period of movement control order (MCO) in Malaysia,
3) And, Engaged Xiao En funeral services.
For those who meet the inclusion criteria for the study, we are inviting you to contribute to a short survey concerning your emotional feeling about having a loved one pass away during the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown have taken the world by storm. Social distancing rules and visitor restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic have put various restrictions on funeral rituals. Many might be unable to be with their loved ones when they passed away, or unable to mourn someone’s death in-person with friends and family. Although it has been over 2 years since the movement control order (MCO), the post-traumatic impact of this unfortunate event is a major public health concern. This study will be the first to provide perspective on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on grief and death mourning.
Your participation in this survey will help us to identify gaps in the practice and mitigation measures to prepare for future pandemics. Additionally, this survey also helps to identify individuals with prolonged grief symptoms and counseling services are provided to assist in coping with grief.
By completing the survey, you are providing your consent to participate in the study. Your participation is voluntary. Your responses will be completely anonymous. We anticipate the survey may take approximately 5-7 minutes to complete.
If you would like to participate in this study, please click on the link below to access the survey.
We will send all potential participants a reminder message to complete our survey two weeks after the initial invitation, the survey will be close after 4 weeks. Please only complete the survey once and kindly ignore the reminders if already completed.
Professor Dr. Wong Li Ping
Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya,
Mr Fong Yee Leong
Head of Department, Xiao En Counselling and Support Department