Bavarian Ambulatory Covid-19 Monitor (BaCoM)
Measuring physical and psychological effects of the Covid-19 pandemic
The "Bavarian Ambulatory Covid-19 Monitor" (BaCoM) was initiated to depict the living conditions of citizens needing nursing care during the Covid-19 pandemic. Persons receiving nursing care, caregivers, and general practitioners are surveyed. The results of this study will provide information for the improvement of the situation of persons receiving nursing care and their caregivers.
BaCoM is a prospective registry study in Bavaria, led by the Institute of General Medicine at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and supported by an interdisciplinary team of experts of sociology, infectiology and nursing sciences from the following universities: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, University Hospital Erlangen / Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, and the Catholic Foundation of Applied Sciences Munich.
Patients are included by their general practitioners or by clinical investigators of the Institute of General Practice of the University Hospital Erlangen.
The following patient groups can participate in the study:
- Persons who had a COVID-19 infection
- Persons receiving nursing care (with or without COVID-19 infection)
In fall 2022, the project duration was extended for another year until December 2023. More than 500 persons, who had an COVID-19 infection and/or have receive nursing care, are participating in BaCoM. The target is the inclusion of 1000 persons.