Online Survey: Loneliness & Social Isolation During COVID-19

DRNI are collaborating on a global research project with researchers from the US, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK, Norway and the Netherlands who are undertaking a global survey on how people are coping during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are particularly keen to hear from family carers of people living with dementia, and we have included a sub-set of questions in the survey specifically for this group.

The physical distancing and restriction of movements as part of COVID-19 public health measures require people to change their work, home and social lives. It is suspected that more people than ever before are experiencing loneliness and social isolation due to Covid-19 restrictions.  We’d like to find out if that’s the case.

This anonymous online survey (Click here ) is for people aged 18+ and includes questions on demographics, health, health behaviours, loneliness, isolation and personal experiences around Covid-19. It aims to help understand how people are coping during the Covid-19 pandemic especially in relation to loneliness and social isolation. 

This survey data can offer invaluable insights into life before and during the Covid-19 pandemic, including key challenges faced and coping strategies used. It will help us understand how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on individuals, families, communities, policies and services at both a country and global level and will be key to informing society in the future.

By working with international experts and gathering data at a global level we can pool expertise and support governments and policymakers in making decisions to address challenges in this area.

 Who is involved in this study

The Institute of Public Health, Ulster University, Trinity College Dublin, Maynooth University, St James’s Hospital Dublin, Brunel, Boston College, Columbia University, George Mason University.; University of Auckland & Swansea University, Nipissing University; NORC at the University of Chicago; Brigham Young University; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; University of California, San Francisco. (This study is being undertaken by a group of International academic researchers who are part of the International Loneliness and Isolation research NetworK (I-LINK) )

 Click here to undertake the survey

 Click here to read more about the study and those involved.

 

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