Participate in the second “POWER TO CARE” survey

Published on: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Last updated on 23-3-2021 by Lieke Vervoort

You can participate in this study until Thursday 25th of March 2021. Sciensano had technical problems with its servers on Monday 22nd March. We apologise if this caused any difficulties in completing the survey. 

Are you a care or helping professional, or an informal caregiver? Participate in the second “POWER TO CAREsurvey. This survey examines your well-being and your need for support. We ask about stress-related symptoms (worrying, sleeping problems, …), about social support and we would like to hear your opinion about the vaccination strategy.

Complete the survey

Are you 18 or older and living in Belgium? Then complete our survey before the 26th of March 2021. This will only take 15 minutes of your time and your participation really makes a difference.

The questionnaire is also available in Dutch, French and German.

Why this survey?

Today, it is obvious that the pressure on health care professionals, social services professionals and informal caregivers is often high. They need their strength and therefore deserve all our support. Only with strength they can provide care. Strength to provide the care their patients, residents and family members deserve every day. Strength to care for each other among colleagues.

With this second national survey “POWER TO CARE”, Sciensano provides objective information on the well-being of health care professionals, social services professionals and informal caregivers, as well as on their need for support. Policymakers and managers can use this information to take targeted actions aimed at improving the well-being of caregivers and professionals.

POWER TO CARE” is an initiative of Sciensano and KU Leuven with the support of our partners Zorgnet-Icuro, Steunpunt Geestelijke Gezondheid/Te gek!?, Santhea, GIBIS and Unesa.

Sharing is caring

Thanks for sharing our survey as widely as possible among your colleagues, friends and family who are care or helping professionals, or informal caregivers (who are 18 or older and live in Belgium). We are counting on you! 

Who initiated this study?

The survey “POWER TO CARE” is an initiative of Sciensano, the Belgian institute of health, and KU Leuven, led by the following researchers: Bart Peeters, Stefaan Demarest, Kris Doggen, Kris Vanhaecht and Stephan Claes.

Protection of your data and rights

Participation is totally voluntary and you can decide to discontinue your participation at any time. The information you provide via the questionnaire will only be used for the goals mentioned above. Sciensano will only use this information to compile general statistics. Scientific publications can be created based on the results of the research, but your individual data will never be passed on to third parties.

Questions or complaints about data protection

If you have any question about data protection, please contact the Sciensano Data Protection Officer via or 02/642 51 02. If you have a complaint about how your data is being processed, you can contact the Belgian data protection authority: Drukpersstraat 35 — 1000 Brussels — Tel.: 02/274 48 00 — e-mail:

If you would like additional information or if you experience a technical problem, you can always contact us!

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