How to Participate in the Project
We invite you to participate in the study "Impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the mobility of elderly people living in the community: an exploratory longitudinal study".
The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of social distance and social isolation measures caused by the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) on the mobility of older people.
In order to study the effects of the pandemic on your mobility, we need some information, such as where you live, your physical health status and your level of physical activity, and whether you have difficulty carrying out your day-to-day activities. To understand the long-term effects, we will be monitoring you for a 12-month period. We will contact you after 3, 6 and 12 months from this first assessment.
We would like to stay in touch with you to know what will happen from now on. For that reason we would like to have your WhatsApp contact (if possible). We reassure you that your phone number will not be passed on to people outside the research team.
If the older person is unable to answer the questionnaire independently due to serious visual problems, cognitive problems (such as dementia) or are unable to handle the questionnaire even with the help of other people, we invite their family caregivers to answer. It will take you about 20-30 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
guarantee the confidentiality of your responses (data), which will only be used
for research purposes. This study will not imply risks or losses for the
participants involved, with no discrimination in the selection of individuals.