COVID-19 Personal Impacts Study

Title Personal Impacts of COVID-19/Coronavirus Study (PICS)
Research Brief The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has significantly impacted our daily lives in a variety of ways that extend well beyond risk of physical illness to include occupational and emotional challenges.

To better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted individuals, this online survey asks about feelings, thoughts and actions, as well as use of coping techniques and support resources, over a one-year period.

Objective The study has three main objectives:

  1. to uncover and understand the impacts of the pandemic on mental health;
  2. to evaluate needs and uses of mental health supports during the pandemic; and
  3. to identify the role of online anxiety management tools in meeting mental health needs.
Characteristics of the participants Youth, their parents/guardians, adults, and individuals without any children are invited to complete this survey. Each participant will have their own survey.

For example, an adult could complete the survey about themselves. A parent could answer questions about themselves and their children, while their children completes surveys of their own. Survey responses are not shared among participants.

Survey Link More details about the study are available in the assent/consent forms. To take part in this study, please use the following URL:
Participation Gift Participants will be enrolled in a monthly draw for one of ten $50 gift cards. Each family member that completes the survey is regarded as a separate entry in the draw.

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