More recruits are required by University College London which is running a study into the psychological and social effects of Covid-19 in the UK. The study now has 75,000 participants and includes questions on exercise habits.
The study is still recruiting adults in the UK to take part and is particularly interested in recruiting more individuals from ethnic minority groups, from low-income households, and individuals who are unemployed.
“The results from this are vital if we are to understand the effects of the virus and social distancing measures on individuals. They will help us to track trajectories of mental health and loneliness in the UK over the coming weeks, identify which groups are most at risk, and understand the effects of any potentially protective activities people could be engaging in. This will help to inform the advice that people are given about how to stay well at home.
Regarding recruitment, we are so keen for more participants! It would be incredible if you could help. I’ve copied a generic message about the study below, but do feel free to adapt.” Dr Daisy Fancourt, lead researcher
TAKE PART IN COVID-19 RESEARCH
University College London is running a study into the psychological and social effects of Covid-19 in the UK.
The results are being used to understand the effects of the virus and social distancing measures on mental health and loneliness in the UK and to inform government advice and decisions.
We’re looking for adults in UK who are happy to take part and spread the word about the study. Participation involves answering a 10-minute online survey now and then answering a shorter follow-up survey once a week whilst social isolation measures are in place.
To take part, visit https://redcap.idhs.ucl.ac.uk/surveys/?s=TTXKND8JMK
Posted on 27th April 2020