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A new nationwide study on health behaviours during Covid-19 by UCL, PHE and Cancer Research UK

posted May 16, 2020, 2:38 AM by MHRUK Administrator


As we near the (possibly temporary) end of the most stringent lockdown measures during the current pandemic, this study seeks to understand the impact of Covid-19 on the health behaviours that contribute most to avoidable deaths in the UK, including poor diet, low physical activity, excessive alcohol use and tobacco smoking. We hope this study will aid us in developing support to help people make health-protective changes to their behaviours during and following this pandemic.

Support a new study on the impact of Covid-19! The UCL Department of Behavioural Science & Health and the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change, in collaboration with Public Health England and Cancer Research UK, is launching a new survey about health behaviours in relation to Covid-19. This study will inform the development of support to help people make health-protective changes to their behaviours at the time of this and future pandemics. The focus of this survey is on tobacco use, nicotine use (vaping), exercise, diet and alcohol use. The study aims to recruit UK adults to answer an online 20-minute survey now, and then a shorter 10-minute survey after 1, 3, 6 and 12 months. The study is GDPR compliant and has been approved by the University ethics committee (UCL Ethics: CEHP/2020/579). Further information can be found here: https://www.ucl-covid19research.co.uk/. To start the survey, please click here.