Evaluation of citizens’ psychological distress and their perception of the effectiveness and restrictiveness of national measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 epidemic in different countries

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (Coordinator)

Irina Georgieva, BSc, MSc, PhD
Psychologist, Lecturer
New Bulgarian University
Sofia, Bulgaria
irinageorgieva@hotmail.com

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (in Finland)

Tella Lantta, RN, PhD
Postdoctoral researcher (Academy of Finland)
tella.lantta@utu.fi
+358 50 4756068

AIM

To assess citizens’ psychological distress and their perception of the effectiveness and restrictiveness of the national preventive measures related to the coronavirus epidemic in different countries

CONTENT

  • Online- survey to general public

IMPLICATIONS

  • Insight on how citizens perceive national and international health policies and how these policies impact their mental health
  • Knowledge to help policy makers to respond with the least restrictive and most effective measures to prevent future pandemics

COLLABORATORS

  • Prof. Peter Lepping, Professor of Psychiatry at BCULHB, Bangor University, Mysore Medical College, and Research Institute, England
  • Prof. Raveesh B N, Professor & Head Department of Psychiatry Government Medical College, Mysore, India
  • Dr. Jakub Lickiewicz, Assistant Professor at the Department of Health Psychology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Jagiellonian University Medical College Krakow, Poland
  • Dr. Jaroslav Pekara, Medical College in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Dr. Sofia Wikman, Universitetslektor, Fil.Dr, Docent, Högskolan i Gävle, Sweden
  • Dr. Marina Loseviča, Psychiatrist, Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
  • Dr. Adriana Mihai, Associate Professor in Psychiatry at University of Medicine and Pharmacy Targu Mures, Romania

FUNDERS

COVID-19 Fast Track Funding, EOSCsecretariat.eu under the European Union’s Horizon Programme call H2020

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