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HAGIS COVID Impact & Recovery Executive Summary Report

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Douglas E, Bell D, Dawson A, Brown T, Pemble C, Houston J, Comerford D, Olivarius O, Duggan A, McCabe L, Douglas C, McGregor L & Coutts-Murray K (2022) HAGIS COVID Impact & Recovery Executive Summary Report. UKRI. Stirling. https://www.hagis.scot/reports

Abstract
Introduction: COVID-19 has affected everyone’s lives in some way or another, and to a greater or lesser extent. This study will produce insight into the influence that COVID-19 fear plays in the behavioural response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The extent which COVID-19 fear would influence decisions such as visiting family and friends, attending GP/hospital appointments, returning to the workplace and employment/consumption patterns was unknown. This study was set up to addresses the impact of COVID-19 by: (1) constructing a robust and evidence-based survey instrument for COVID-19 Fear (2) using the instrument to measure prevalence among older people in Scotland, and (3) relating this to willingness to re-engage across social, health, and economic domains as society adjusts to what may be termed the ‘new normal’. This will help researchers and policymakers to understand and respond to the social, health, and economic impacts of COVID-19 fear. This is a mixed methods study. Quantitative research will highlight social gradients in COVID-19 fear and will be complemented by qualitative research to address the effects of COVID-19 fear on the use of internet and mobile communication technology (ICT) during lockdown and its impact on social connectedness, engagement with health services, return to the workplace, and consumption and spending patterns.

Keywords
AGEING; COVID-19; PANDEMIC; HEALTH WORK; SOCIAL CONNECTIONS

StatusPublished
FundersUKRI UK Research and Innovation
Publication date10/10/2022
Publication date online10/10/2022
Publisher URLhttps://www.hagis.scot/reports
Place of publicationStirling

People (10)

People

Professor David Comerford

Professor David Comerford

Professor, Economics

Mrs Kimberley Coutts-Murray

Mrs Kimberley Coutts-Murray

Programme Administrator, Dementia and Ageing

Dr Alison Dawson

Dr Alison Dawson

Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences

Dr Elaine Douglas

Dr Elaine Douglas

Associate Professor, Dementia and Ageing

Mr Alan Duggan

Mr Alan Duggan

Research Fellow, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

Dr John Houston

Dr John Houston

Lecturer, Economics

Professor Louise McCabe

Professor Louise McCabe

Professor, Dementia and Ageing

Dr Lesley McGregor

Dr Lesley McGregor

Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Psychology

Mrs Olivia Olivarius

Mrs Olivia Olivarius

Lecturer, Economics

Dr Cate Pemble

Dr Cate Pemble

Research Fellow (Qualitative), Dementia and Ageing

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