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The Collaborative Outcomes study on Health and Functioning during Infection Times in Adults (COH-FIT-Adults): Design and methods of an international online survey targeting physical and mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Collaborative Outcomes study on Health and Functioning during Infection Times in Adults (COH-FIT-Adults): Design and methods of an international online survey targeting physical and mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Solmi, Marco ORCID: 0000-0003-4877-7233, Estradé, Andrés ` ORCID: 0000-0002-7254-5646 and Thompson, Trevor ORCID: 0000-0001-9880-782X (2021) The Collaborative Outcomes study on Health and Functioning during Infection Times in Adults (COH-FIT-Adults): Design and methods of an international online survey targeting physical and mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Affective Disorders. ISSN 0165-0327 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2021.07.048)

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Abstract

Background: High-quality comprehensive data on short-/long-term physical/mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are needed.
Methods: The Collaborative Outcomes study on Health and Functioning during Infection Times (COH-FIT) is an international, multi-language (n=30) project involving >220 investigators from 49 countries, endorsed by national/international professional associations. COH-FIT is a multi-wave, on-line anonymous, cross-sectional survey [wave 1: 04/2020 until the end of the pandemic, waves 2/3 starting 6/24 months threreafter] for adults, adolescents (14-17), and children (6-13), utilizing non-probability/snowball and representative sampling. COH-FIT aims to identify non-modifiable/modifiable risk factors/treatment targets to inform prevention/intervention programs to improve social/health outcomes in the general population/vulnerable subgrous during/after COVID-19. In adults, co-primary outcomes are change from pre-COVID-19 to intra-COVID-19 in well-being (WHO-5) and a composite psychopathology P-Factor. Key secondary outcomes are a P-extended factor, global mental and physical health. Secondary outcomes include health-service utilization/functioning, treatment adherence, functioning, symptoms/behaviors/emotions, substance ab-/use, violence.
Results: Starting 04/26/2020, up to 01/27/2021 >120,000 people from 152 countries/six continents have participated. Representative samples of ≥1,000 adults have been collected in 15 countries. Overall, 48.7% had prior physical disorders, 18.0% had prior mental disorders, 17.0% were health care workers, 7.3% were aged ≥65 years, 11.5% were exposed to someone infected with COVID-19, 16.2% had been in quarantine, and 1.1% had been COVID 19-positive.
Limitations: Cross-sectional survey, preponderance of non-representative participants.
Conclusions: Results from COH-FIT will comprehensively quantify the impact of COVID-19, seeking to identify high-risk groups in need for acute and long-term intervention, and inform evidence-based health policies/strategies during this/future pandemics.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Note: the online draft version two authors, but when the article is published there will be a large number of authors and I will be third on the author list (this can be confirmed here https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165032721007278 (scroll to bottom)
Uncontrolled Keywords: covid; pandemic; mental health
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development > Centre for Chronic Illness and Ageing
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
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Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/33850

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