Name of Study
Guidelines for communicating cases and deaths related to COVID-19 including an international review.
Purpose of Study (300 words)
As part of a larger study, we are examining how the Irish public have used mass media (TV, Radio and Newspapers) and other forms of communication during COVID-19. We are interested in this because there has been daily coverage of COVID-19 cases and deaths. This constant media reporting is likely to impact on social and psychological wellbeing and, if perceived as a ‘threat appeal’, may arouse defensive responses leading to disengagement with public health messages. We are keen to hear from groups who were/are seen as at particular risk from COVID-19.
Type of Study (observational/exploratory etc)
Are you recruiting participants for this trial?
State geographical location of study (city/county/country) (single or multiple sites)
Who can take part?
Anyone over the age of 18, based in Ireland.
What will the participants be asked to do? (Max 300 words)
Participants are asked to fill in this survey https://bit.ly/2QpK2U4
It takes around 20 minutes and the questions in the survey ask about 3 areas.
- Your use of media.
- Your beliefs and fears about illness and viruses.
- Your views and attitudes about death and dying. (You can skip these questions).
We are also carrying out interviews over zoom. These last between 30-60 min and focus on your experience in relation to COVID-19.
Recruitment Start Date
Recruitment Finish Date
This study is funded by:
It is funded by the Health Research Board (HRB) (COV19-2020-083).
For further information contact:
+353 83 883 8895
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