Assessing the psycho-social impact of the COVID-19 epidemic COM-COVID
Type of project
Quantitative study based on the analysis of data from an anonymous questionnaire. Analysis will include the association of different markers to measure various aspects related to quality of life, social context and emotional impact of the pandemic on individuals. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04378452)
Brief summary and objectives
By April there were signs that the pandemic was affecting the social ecosystem and family finances. Effects were also felt keenly by healthcare workers, many of whom were infected by the virus. Data from countries that had suffered the full effects of the pandemic earlier and data from previous situations of generalized quarantine show that such events take a significant toll on mental health. The need for empirical data is urgent in order to understand people's attitudes and the psychological impact in order to implement the correct public health actions at national and international levels.
This project uses a questionnaire to ask people how are they being affected by the pandemic, not only in relation to their health but in terms of their emotional wellbeing and their family finances. The project is an initiative of the SMA-TB consortium. The survey is based on questions related to depression, anxiety, stress, and post-traumatic stress disorder, which have already been used in other epidemic outbreaks and disasters and questions adapted to the current situation.
Cristina Vilaplana, IGTP
The SMA-TB Project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 847762