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Survey Available To Assess COVID-19 Impact

 

Last updated 4/12/2020 at 7:36pm

Sharecare, Blue Zones Project's parent company, has been compiling tools and resources to assist with public awareness and resiliency at http://www.sharecare.com/covid19.

The company has also developed a survey at http://www.sharecare.com/covid19/survey to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on individuals and communities in order to inform community-driven care.

The COVID-19 survey was developed in partnership with Dr. Sandro Galea, dean of Boston University's School of Public Health, and includes questions to assess risk tied to COVID-19 transmission, adherence to policies and guidelines, and impacts on financial and physical resilience, as well as social, purpose and community well-being. Upon completion, participants are shown a summary of their responses alongside real-time cumulative survey results to see how their behaviors and feelings compare to others across the nation. Participants are also presented with a collection of resources, tools and practical information to help them manage their risk of COVID-19, as well as other challenges presented by the pandemic, including anxiety, financial stress, and higher levels of sedentary behavior, among others.

Within just a few days of launching the survey, Sharecare received 10,000 responses representing all 50 states and ages.

•Early insights include:

•Over 90 percent indicate they are worried about the novel coronavirus, including 47 percent indicating they are either "panicked" or "very worried."

•92 percent indicate they are physically distancing or socially isolating.

•65 percent indicate they are worried about their retirement funds and the financial market overall.

•33 percent indicate they are sleeping more.

•5 percent indicate they likely will not be able to pay their bills.

•22 percent indicate they are still going into work.

 
 

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