Many companies and organisations have started research work and studies to understand the impact of Covid-19.
Here are a selection
Researchers at the University of Derby and the University of Nottingham are conducting a study titled "Assessing and reducing the impact of Covid-19 on the wellbeing of people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) receiving in-centre haemodialysis during the outbreak". The project aims to explore the impact of Covid-19 on CKD patients as well as identify the types of extra support, advice, information and services that dialysis patients need during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Please see below for more information about the study and how to take part:
We are looking for people currently having in-centre haemodialysis to take part in a research study to improve support for people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who need hospital dialysis in the UK during the Covid-19 outbreak. The study involves completing an online questionnaire survey about experiences of in-centre dialysis during the Covid-19 outbreak.
People who complete the survey will then have the option to take part in a telephone interview where one of the researchers will speak with them to gain a more in-depth insight into the responses they gave in the questionnaire and identify what support would be useful and how it should be delivered. We will also conduct follow-up surveys and interviews in 3 and 6 months' time to find out how CKD patients are managing as the outbreak develops, and we will work with renal organisations to help inform the content and delivery of additional online information, advice and psychological support based on the study findings.
For more information about the study and guidance on how to take part, visit https://derby.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6zYJmAIsg6RQoUl
For further information or to discuss this research study please contact either Romaana Kapadi ([email protected]) or James Elander ([email protected]).
*Please note that the research team are currently working remotely and are therefore only available via email.
A survey of more than 16,000 people during lockdown by the charity Mind has revealed the scale of the impact of the pandemic on people with mental health problems. Two out of three (65 per cent) adults over 25 and three-quarters (75 per cent) of young people aged 13-24 with an existing mental health problem reported worse mental health.
You can read the report here
As transplant centres look to restart their living donation programmes, NHS Blood and Transplant like to hear how the Covid-19 outbreak has affected donors’ views. If you have donated, are under assessment for, or considering donating a kidney, please complete the survey:here
Would you be interested in sharing your experiences of ‘shielding’ due to Covid-19? We wanted to draw your attention to some research that we thought might be of interest to you.
The research is about the experiences, concerns and support needs of people who are ‘shielding’ and their family members. It will involve completing an online survey, with the option of subsequently taking part in an interview or focus group, if you want to. Results from the study will be used to provide guidance to health professionals, policy makers and charities during the current Covid-19 pandemic and for future planning.
There are two versions of the survey:
One for people who are ‘shielding’ or were shielding and are no longer doing so, which can be found here:
One for family members of people who are ‘shielding’ or were shielding and are no longer doing so, which can be found here:
If you have any queries, please contact the research lead (Professor Ann-Louise Caress, University of Huddersfield) directly on [email protected]
Leeds teaching Hospitals https://www.facebook.com/lthtresearch/photos/a.1448079615470584/2657333124545221/?type=3&theater
Public Health Scotland have a survey https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-shielding
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/supportus/gift-in-action/together-spirit-young-people-isolation
The World Pandemic Research Network (WPRN) https://wprn.org/item/422952
Have your say on the emotional impact of living with kidney disease https://kidneyresearchuk.org/2020/06/01/have-your-say-on-the-emotional-impact-of-living-with-kidney-disease/