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Study on Social Distancing

IWK Health Centre, PROSIT Lab


We are conducting an online research study to better understand how social distancing is impacting people’s mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. While isolated from others, many people are using smartphones to keep in touch and engage with others. With the use of a special app, we can begin to understand how people are saying socially connected through calls, messaging, and app usage. Understanding healthy social behaviour during the pandemic can help minimize the negative consequences of social distancing. We are looking for people to join our study! Who can Participate? We are looking for people between the ages of 15-25 to participate in the study. You do not need to be diagnosed with a mental disorder to participate in the study. Everyone is welcome! Will you be reimbursed for your time? Participants will receive $40 for filling out the questionnaires and working with our app for one month. We will ask participants to fill out questionnaires again after three months. So, if you complete the study you will receive $60.

Your Impact

Through the study is it hoped we can better understand the impact of social distancing on mental health. The research team hopes to find novel ways for people to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic

Eligibility Criteria

All genders

15 to 25 years old

Study Tasks

complete an online assessment
Download the PROSIT app
Leave the app running in the background of your phone for 28 days.
complete a follow-up questionnaire

Ethics

This study has been approved the IWK Health Centre Ethics Board.

Keywords

mobile phone
COVID-19
mental health
youth
young adults
Activity and Time

Health and Wellness

Online

Weekdays

28 days total, 1 session

We are conducting an online research study to better understand how social distancing is impacting people’s mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. While isolated from others, many people are using smartphones to keep in touch and engage with others. With the use of a special app, we can begin to understand how people are saying socially connected through calling, messaging, and app usage. Understanding healthy social behaviour during the pandemic can help minimize the negative consequences of social distancing. We are looking for people to join our study! Who can Participate? We are looking for people between the ages of 15-25 to participate in the study. You do not need to be diagnosed with a mental disorder to participate in the study. Everyone is welcome! Will you be reimbursed for your time? Participants will receive $40 for filling out the questionnaires and working with our app for one month. We will ask participants to fill out questionnaires again after three months. So, if you complete the study you will receive $60. Please register using the following link, so that we can send you more information about what it will mean to take part in the current research study: www.Covid19-prosit.info

Compensation

Up to $60

Study Address

This study doesn't require any in-person visits. Complete it in the comfort of your own home!

Posting date: Aug 7, 2020

Earn $60