Goal of Surveys:
Over the summer, our research team sent out our first questionnaire examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your daily lives and experiences. Within 3 months, almost 1000 of you participated! Your responses provided us with incredibly useful scientific data, some initial results of which we already shared with you. These responses and your participation were invaluable and greatly appreciated.
After such an overwhelming response to our first survey, we decided to develop a follow up questionnaire to understand how your health and behaviors evolved during the pandemic and to pose some new scientific questions about your mental health, experiences growing up, and health insurance. We have already seen a great response to this second COVID-19 survey and are excited to continue to learn more from your answers. We hope to examine the results and data from both surveys to get a full picture of how the pandemic impacted your lives and health over the course of the past year.
Project Viva was also given a unique opportunity to participate in a national examination of the social and behavioral impact of COVID-19 on health through the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program. For those of your who have consented to participate in ECHO, your data and comments about the pandemic will be included in this national research.
Project Viva is no longer enrolling new participants. Every enrolled Project Viva participant is eligible to complete a COVID Survey. Click below to email Project Viva about your interest in completing a COVID survey!
A few months ago, we created an initial Results Letter to illustrate how we are examining the data you provided for our first COVID-19 Survey! Check out the full results letter linked above to see how the pandemic has impacted our study population's sleep, physical activity, and stress coping mechanism. Below is one figure from the results letter examining the percentage of tested and infected individuals in our cohort compared to Massachusetts state in the first 6 months of the pandemic.
Figure 1 shows the percentage of Viva participants and MA residents tested by nasal swab or blood test for COVID-19. These results illustrate our respondents were being less frequently compared to all MA residents. The right side shows the percentage of participants diagnosed with COVID-19 from March 2020 – September 1st in our cohort compared to MA.
Preliminary results for the second COVID-19 survey will follow in the coming months!
Study Hotline: 888-888-4742 ext., 44521