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21.11.2022 | Institute for Social Work and Health

Study participation: Social inequality and severe courses of COVID-19 in the Swiss migrant population

We are looking for migrants who have experienced a severe course of corona disease for an interview. You can contact us until the end of January 2023.


Would you like to participate in our study?

We are conducting a research project on the situation of migrants with a severe course of the corona disease. We want to find out how the disease has affected your life situation. We are interested in the medical and social support you need to cope with the consequences of the disease.

Who can participate in the research project?

We are looking for adults who have been hospitalized or have been medicated for a long time due to a corona condition.

How does the interview work?

We will clarify with you in which language the interview can be conducted. If we cannot communicate in your language, we will call in an interpreter.
The interview lasts about an hour and takes place either online or at an agreed location. You answer our questions and talk about your experiences. You only answer questions that you want to answer. Your answers are completely anonymised, which means that no one can draw conclusions about you as a person.

What benefit can the study have?

With your participation, you help persons who need help in the future due to a disease like Corona.


If you are selected for an interview and participate, you will receive compensation from us for your efforts (shopping voucher Fr. 40.--). Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Participation decision

We inform you in detail about the study by phone. We explain what we expect from you and what your rights are. You can ask us anything you want to know about the interview. If you are willing to participate, we will ask you a few questions about yourself and your life situation. Then we select the participants for the interviews.


If you are selected for an interview, you can decide whether you want to participate. If yes, you sign a consent form. We clarify with you whether it needs a translation. Then we agree in what form the interview will take place, and together we look for a date.

Are you interested in participating?

You can email us with the keyword «Interview Corona» or call us.
Please indicate in which language you can communicate well.
We will contact you and inform you in detail, if necessary with the help of an interpreter. Then you are free to decide. Participation is completely voluntary and can be withdrawn at any time without consequences for you.

+41 62 957 24 15

+41 62 957 29 84

Thank you for your interest!

More information about the study