Study launches into physical movement and health-related quality of life during COVID-19

08 Jul 2020

A team of researchers from the School for Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham have launched a study to understand the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on physical activity levels and health-related quality of life in adults with a physical disability.

The study seeks to capture changes over time as the UK government alters their procedures to manage the coronavirus pandemic. The information gathered should help to better support individuals with physical disabilities, not only during future events involving periods of isolation, but during their everyday lives to engage in health promoting behaviours.

The team would appreciate any help in reaching as broad an audience, and therefore sample group, as possible. If you are able to share the survey link, in any way, with adult patients with a level of physical disability, please do.

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The research team comprises: principal investigator Dr. Tom Nightingale (Exercise Physiology), Dr. Sally Fenton (Lifestyle Behaviour Change), Dr. Jet Veldhuijzen van Zaten (Biological Psychology) and Dr. Nicola Heneghan (Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Sciences).

The study has been reviewed and approved by the Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering (STEM) Ethical Review Committee at the University of Birmingham.