A Prospective, Longitudinal, Observational Study of Healthcare Workers and the General Population to Watch for Flu-like Symptoms in Suspicion of COVID 19

Max COVID19- Study


Lead sponsor: Max Healthcare Insititute Limited

Source Max Healthcare Insititute Limited
Brief Summary

In view of the increasing cases of COVID-19 in India and the possibility of the exponential rise of the cases, this study has been designed to collect data of the healthcare workers of Max Hospital and the general population. Our objective is to identify individuals with flu-like symptoms in suspicion of COVID-19 and follow them weekly up to 8 weeks until the pandemic resolves. The data will be collected through an online questionnaire circulated via Emails or WhatsApp.

Detailed Description

The primary objective of this study is to screen and identify individuals with flu-like symptoms and follow-them up weekly. In the study, baseline data will be collected online and then weekly follow up will be done with the participants for 4 weeks via opted communication method. There will be no physical contact and we are also avoiding the use of papers so as to avoid possible transmission. Participation in this study will be entirely voluntary and the questionnaire will be accessible to the participants only when they mark "Agree" on the form.

The data collection form is available in English and Hindi.

The study questionnaire includes questions related to general health status, clinical symptoms, Food security, and job security.

Overall Status Recruiting
Start Date April 2, 2020
Completion Date June 30, 2020
Primary Completion Date May 30, 2020
Study Type Observational
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
COVID-19 positive case 4-8 weeks
Enrollment 10000

Sampling method: Probability Sample


Inclusion Criteria:

- Indian males and females currently living in India, OR

- All the employees of Max Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, India

Exclusion Criteria:

- Anyone who has filled the questionnaire once per household

Gender: All

Minimum age: 18 Years

Maximum age: N/A

Healthy volunteers: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
Sujeet Jha, MRCP (U.K) Principal Investigator Max Healthcare
Overall Contact

Last name: Sujeet Jha, MRCP (U.K)

Phone: +919910609000

Email: [email protected]

facility status contact investigator Max Super Speciality Hospital, A Unit of Devki Devi Foundation Samreen Siddiqui, PhD +919582865898 [email protected] Sujeet Jha, MRCP (U.K) Principal Investigator Sandeep Budhiraja, MRCP (U.K), MD Sub-Investigator
Location Countries


Verification Date

April 2020

Responsible Party

Responsible party type: Sponsor

Has Expanded Access No
Patient Data Undecided
Study Design Info

Observational model: Cohort

Time perspective: Prospective

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov