COVID-19 research study

An investigation into the impact of social cognition, social contact, and coping strategies, on loneliness and psychological distress in Older Adults during COVID-19 social distancing: an online survey.

The study takes the form of an online survey, which will ask people to complete several questionnaires about their wellbeing, coping strategies, and levels of social contact. The survey also asks people questions designed to measure their social cognition, which refers to a person’s ability to understand other people’s emotions and points of view.
The survey should take between 45 minutes and one hour to complete. Participants are welcome to take breaks whilst they go through the survey, or to complete part of the survey and the come back to it a different day (the website will save their progress, as long as they return to the survey within 2 weeks).
The participant invitation/information sheet, as well as the participant debrief letter is all incorporated into the survey. The invitation/information sheet appears on the first page of the survey, and the debrief letter appears on the final page of the survey).
Unfortunately participants will not be paid for their time, but if participants leave their contact details on the survey, they will be entered into a prize draw to win one of two £50 Amazon vouchers.
If anybody has any questions or would like to discuss anything before deciding whether to take part, they are very welcome to email Amelia Presman, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University of East London at

The Survey …

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