Published in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2021)
Authors: Catherine Pécout, Emilie Pain, Michael Chekroun, Claire Champeix, Claudie Kulak, Rita Prieto, Joris van Vugt, Kim Gilchrist, Anne-Félice Lainé-Pellet
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), also known as chronic diseases, result from genetic, physiological, environmental, and behavioral factors. These long-term and sometimes life-long pathologies include cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes as well as mental health and neurological disorders. The objective of this study, performed in two independent waves, was to understand how patients with NCDs—a population that is particularly vulnerable in the context of the pandemic and lockdown—have been affected during the COVID-19 outbreak in Europe and in the USA.