“How Long Will Covid-19 Last?” And Other Questions Youth Ask Physicians about COVID-19

Vanya Jones, Audrey Johnson, Megan Collins, Panagis Galiatsatos, Jacqueline Bryan, Susan Krenn, Sherita H. Golden, Alicia Wilson

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Objective: In this investigation, we identify the questions youth in a low-income urban community asked healthcare providers about COVID-19. Methods: This formative qualitative study con-sisted of analyzing data collected using Poll Everywhere as part of 3 phone town halls with a pul-monary and critical care medicine physician and youth. Results: During the 3 town halls, there were 143 participants who asked 43 questions that were divided into 4 codes: Healthcare, Cure, General COVID-19, and Prevention. Conclusion: Youth have questions about healthy behaviors and treatment that can be answered in a low technology forum engagement with health profes-sionals. These results also underscore the need to continue health education discussions either through traditional school-based or alternate formats, especially as we anticipate COVID-19 to last during the next academic year.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-346
Number of pages5
JournalHealth Behavior and Policy Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2020


  • Adolescent health
  • COVID-19
  • Digital information
  • Health literacy
  • Healthcare providers
  • Patient-provider communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)


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