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New stress hormone study asks, is COVID-19 affecting your mental health?

21st April 2020 - 0 comments

Volunteers required ASAP!

One of the Alto team has been approached by a good friend for support in an important study, and we hope that you might be able to help too…

A team of scientists, led by Sarah’s friend Professor Kavita Vedhara, are looking for volunteers to take part in a major new study to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the physical and emotional health of people in the UK.

The COVID-19 Stress and Health Study is being carried out by experts at the University of Nottingham and King’s College London. It is a UK-wide survey and will explore the emotional and physical impact of COVID-19 on the health of the nation.

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented disruption to the fabric of society, the health service and economy. Social distancing measures have been introduced to slow the spread of the virus and this new and constrained way of living, as well as the other challenges resulting from the pandemic, are already likely to be affecting emotional and physical well-being.

The new study will examine these effects by taking assessments of emotional well-being in a sample of the population using short online questionnaires and by collecting samples of hair which contains stress hormones.

Recruitment to the first phase of the study is only open until the end of April so that the team can capture the early effects of the pandemic. So please visit the study website for more information on how you can take part.


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